Jean-Louis Gasset will stay on as manager of Saint-Étienne after he stabilised the club following the departure of long time manager Christophe Galtier and then his replacement Oscar Garcia, the club has confirmed.
Gasset formerly managed Montpellier before taking up his role as assistant manager at the club in 2017, a role he has previously fulfilled at clubs such as Montpellier, Bordeaux, Espanyol, Paris Saint-Germain twice from 2001-2003 and then again in 2013-2016 and the France National Team between the years 2010 and 2012.
Speaking to the official club website, Gasset said “I am delighted and proud to continue as coach of Saint-Étienne, with the project and the ambition of the board convincing me to stay on. For six months, I took pleasure in leading this team.”
“Saint-Étienne is a city that breathes football, with the fervour that surrounds the club being a great engine for performance. I did not imagine going elsewhere because I fully recognise the values of ASSE. I have only one goal: to prepare well for next season.”
Frédéric Paquet, the club’s General Manager, also spoke of his delight in the appointment. “Continuing the adventure with Jean-Louis Gasset was a priority and a no-brainer given the results of the last six months. We hope, all together, to start next season with the same momentum with which we ended the last season, and to keep this dynamic style of play to please the fans.”