Auxerre coach sacked after middle fingers during match

He had been excluded from the sidelines after contesting a referee’s decision during a match in Clermont. A gesture that did not please the Chinese owner of the club.

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Jean-Marc Furlan, the coach of AJ Auxerre, was sacked after giving the Clermont public the middle finger during the Clermont-Auxerre match on Sunday October 9 for the 10th day of Ligue 1 football, learned France Bleu Auxerre on Tuesday October 11, confirming information from the newspaper L’Equipe.

According to information from France Bleu, the coach’s rude gestures displeased the club’s Chinese owner, James Zhou, who decided to part ways with him. The club has indeed apologized in a press release issued on Monday, in which it refers to “an inappropriate attitude that the club disapproves of and which does not correspond to the values ​​of respect and fair play that have always been advocated and transmitted by AJA.

On Sunday, Jean-Marc Furlan was sent off the bench in added time after challenging a referee’s decision. Taken to task by the Clermont public, he gave them several middle fingers.

I’m quite violent in my behavior when it’s for football. You don’t know me: I have no brain! But I don’t regret at all“, he had claimed during a press conference after the match, during which Auxerre was beaten 2-1 by Clermont.

Several names are already circulating to replace him at AJ Auxerre, namely those of Sabri Lamouchi, former Auxerre player in the 1990s, former French international footballer and former coach of Stade Rennes, and Patrice Garande, player of AJ Auxerre in the 1980s, former coach of Caen, Toulouse and Dijon.

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