David Guion to stay on as Bordeaux manager

L’Équipe report this morning that David Guion is set to stay on as Bordeaux manager despite the team’s relegation to Ligue 2, with a one-year extension on its way.

The club’s management had initially looked to start fresh for next season’s promotion charge, having sounded out Auxerre’s Jean-Marc Furlan and Sochaux’s Omar Daf.

But Guion’s profile has emerged as the ideal fit, having previously led Reims to promotion and as someone who has experience building teams around youth academy players.

A meeting was held in London between owner Gérard Lopez, director Admar Lopes, and the manager, to discuss the past season and look to the future.

Guion was unable to prevent Les Girondins from finishing rock bottom of Ligue 1 this year, having taken over from Vladimir Petković midway through the year. Their 91 goals conceded, on top of upheaval on and off the pitch, have made this season a catastrophe from which the management will be looking to bounce straight back.

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