After a poor start to the 2007/08 season, Lens has fired coach Guy Roux as coach and replaced his with former French superstar Jean-Pierre Papin.
Papin took Strasbourgh to Ligue 1 last year, the team that Lens happened to lose to this past weekend.
Papin has proven with Strasbourgh that he can take a team the is struggling and help them on their feet. Though it will be hard to try to do that with Lens this year, which seems destined for the relegation zone.
Roux had come out of retirement to try to help Lens this year.