Είχε μια μέση αγωνιστική καριέρα στις χαμηλότερες κατηγορίες της Γαλλίας με τις [[Ανζέ ΣΚΟ|Ανζέ]], [[ΣΟ Σαμπερί Φουτ|Σαμπερί]] και [[ΟΣ Ραόν-λ'Ετάπ|Ραόν-λ'Ετάπ]]. Η θέση στην οποία αγωνιζόταν ήταν αυτή του [[Αμυντικός (ποδόσφαιρο)|Αμυντικού]].
He coached [[ US Raon- l' Étape| Raon- l' Étape]], [[ US Valenciennes| Valenciennes]], [[ Nîmes Olympique| Nîmes]], [[ LB Châteauroux| Châteauroux]].<ref>[http://www.rsssf.com/players/trainers-fran-clubs.html France – Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs]</ref> He has managing in [[ Ligue 1]] at [[ OGC Nice]], as of 1 July 2009<ref>[http://www.ogcnice.com/actualite/news.php?clef=5595 Maurice Cohen : « Une nouvelle ère »]</ref> and on 9 March 2010 [[ OGC Nice]] decided to sack him and put the team into the hands of [[ Éric Roy]], René Marsiglia and Frédéric Gioria.<ref>[http://www.ogcnice.com/actualite/news.php?clef=6110 Communiqué officiel]</ref>
In September 2010, he was named [[ Neuchâtel Xamax]] manager.<ref>http://www.20min.ch/ro/sports/football/story/Xamax-tient-son-nouvel-entra-neur-31646705</ref> He was sacked after a 4-1 home defeat against [[ FC Thun]] on 11 May 2011, leaving the [[ Swiss Cup]] finalist two points clear of relegation with three games left.
In July 2011, he was hired as manager for [[Apollon Limassol|Apollon Limassol F.C]], a [[Cyprus Football Association|Cypriot team]] considered to be one of the strong teams on the [[Cyprus|island of Cyprus]], with lot of supporters but with many economic and staffing issues surrounding the team in 2011. Didier Nicolle appeared to be the most appropriate manager after short-listing some others, to help the team regain its prestige and return to the path of titles and glory.