Auxerre have announced that Christophe Pélissier has become the manager of the club, signing a two-year deal with an option for a further year.
Pélissier replaces Jean-Marc Furlan, who leaves in a cloud of controversy. During an away match at Clermont Foot, the latter raised a middle finger to the home fans, prompting his dismissal. In a press release, Auxerre thanked Furlan and his technical staff for their work. Furlan had been at the club since 2019, and helped the club earn promotion back to Ligue 1.
Pélissier has been out of work since departing Lorient in the summer. He got Les Merlus promoted, before consolidating their Ligue 1 status for the following two seasons. Pélissier has signed a contract with Auxerre for the next two seasons with an option for one more year.
In a press release, the club announced that Pélissier would be officially presented during a press conference on Friday. Jean-Marie Stephanopoli (assistant manager) and Olivier Lagarde (goalkeeper coach) will be joining the club as part of the technical staff.