Laurent Frayssinous named as Ottawa Aces head coach

Catalans sack Frayssinous

Ottawa Aces have named former Catalans boss Laurent Frayssinous as head coach for their inaugural season.

The Canadian side will enter League 1 in 2021, having been founded by Toronto Wolfpack founder Eric Perez in March 2019.

A former French international player, Frayssinous was part of Catalans’ first-ever Super League squad in 2006 and went on to coach the Dragons in over 130 games between 2013 and 2017.

His appointment is the first insight into the new franchise’s staff and player structure, with further signing announcements expected in the coming months.

“I will give it my all in Ottawa, and I’m confident we can bring success to the club and the city, Frayssinous told the Aces’ website. We have a lot of big and exciting plans, and I look forward to getting on the job.”

Ottawa president Perez added: “Laurent brings a wealth of experience to the role. His philosophy on building a team and culture are exactly what Ottawa needs to be successful.”

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