Fabien Barthez started his professional football at Toulouse, and now he went back to assist their goalkeepers as a consultant for the rest of the season.
made his professional debut in 1991 and now he will work with
goalkeeper mentor Patrice Garande and caretaker manager Denis Zanko for the Ligue 2 club.
In the wake of leaving Toulouse the next year, Barthez proceeded to win the Champions League withMarseille
, and two Premier League trophies with
after winning the
1998 World Cup
with Les Bleus.
"My pure passion has pushed me to invest myself in a consultancy role. I wish to convey and share my vision of this position in its entirety, in collaboration with the technical staff, for the goalkeepers of the first team and the academy," Barthez said in a statement.
"I would like to thank president [Damien] Comolli, the management team as well as Patrice Garande, Rudy Riou, and Denis Zanko for their trust and their welcome."
Toulouse was downgraded to Ligue 2 after the first-class league was shortened last April, now they're in ninth place of the table with 15 points out of 10 games.