Stéphane Moulin will leave his position as manager of Ligue 2 outfit Caen at the end of the season, the Normandy club has announced this Wednesday in a statement. Moulin joined Caen two years ago from Angers, where he had spent ten seasons in the dugout. Moulin still had a year left on his contract, but he decided to call it quits early. The Normans are currently fifth in the Ligue 2 standings, with a return to Ligue 1 next season now out of reach.
Speaking to Ouest-France, Moulin said his departure was mostly down to a strained working relationship with club president Olivier Pickeu. The latter was Angers’ Sporting director when Moulin was at the helm. “Today, I don’t feel like continuing in these conditions, because the situation is not in line with what I imagine for the future, what I need, and what we went through in the past.”
It has been a very difficult season for Moulin on a personal level too. The Caen manager mourned the passing of his wife at the turn of the year. Moulin said to Ouest-France that he intends to return to Angers, but he does not expect to coach a team next season. The outlet and L’Équipe report that former Troyes manager Bruno Irles is the early favourite to takeover Caen next season.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval