Ligue 2 side Caen have announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Furlan as the club’s new head coach. The 65-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Normandy outfit. Furlan was a free agent since his dismissal as Auxerre boss last autumn, when the Yonne team were sitting just above the relegation zone in 16th place. He also showed the middle finger to opposing fans at Clermont for his last game in charge of Auxerre, who he will face next season in Ligue 2.
Caen were in the market for a head coach after the resignation of Stéphane Moulin. Furlan was reportedly in talks with Paris FC and Angers before agreeing to take over Les Malherbistes, and has a reputation for being a expert when it comes to bringing a Ligue 2 team into Ligue 1, and has done so five times already: with Troyes (2005, 2012, 2015), Brest (2019) and Auxerre (2022). Caen will hope that the former centre-back can pull off a sixth promotion to the top flight.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval