Football Club de Nantes, often simply referred to as Nantes, were founded in 1943. In 1963, the town council decided to give substantial subsidies to the club to give it a leg-up to climb into the next division.
After successfully winning promotion, Nantes went on to win the 1964–65 and 1965–66 league titles with a well-polished game. Largely thanks to José Arribas, a fan of a more offensive game strategy who was making his first contributions to that which would become known as the jeu à la nantaise.
It was during this period that the famous jeu à la nantaise, made up of well-oiled and offensive tactics, made its appearance. In the summer of 1976 Arribas departed his role as manager and the reins were handed to Jean Vincent. The former player who had played for Stade Reims during the club's successful years remained the team's manager until 1982 when Jean-Claude Suaudeau, another fan of the jeu à la nantaise style of play replaced him.
They were at the top of the table for several years but in the 1984–85 championship they finished second and again in 1985–86. This sparked a difficult period to come. The next few seasons saw a replacement in manager and no major trophy for the team. The next ten years saw Nantes riddled with financial difficulties even spending a fortnight in the second division due to an administrative decision by the DNGG(French Football's financial regulator).
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