Speaking in an interview with Sud Ouest, Ligue 1 President Gérard Lopez confirmed that Laurent Koscielny will be exiting the club this month.
“We are not attacking the player or the person. But it is decided that Laurent will not finish the season with us and he will leave the club in January. I think that he can still play football so if we can help him to keep playing, he will leave as a player. He has this right to convert into something else (as a coach – at the club) too, maybe a bit later. There are a number of possibilities, they are all on the table.”