Robin handed Troyes survival task

The side are bottom of the table in France with just six points in 17 games, and the new man on the bench will begin with a clash against Bastia at the weekend

Claude Robin is the new coach of Ligue 1 side Troyes, after the former academy director was confirmed as Jean-Marc Furlan's successor on Tuesday.

Furlan's second spell in charge of the club came to an end last week following a difficult start to life back in the top flight, with Troyes bottom of Ligue 1 after 17 matches.

Robin takes over after Troyes picked up just their sixth point of the season on Saturday against Reims, having previously taken the reigns in Ligue 2 after Ludovic Batelli's departure in 2009.

The 55-year-old's first test comes against fellow strugglers Bastia on Saturday.