Gus Poyet appears set to stand down as Bordeaux head coach after being suspended following a bust-up with the club’s owners. The former Sunderland and Real Betis boss has been in charge at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux since January and guided the team to European qualification last season with a sixth-place finish.
The Girondins booked their place in the Europa League play-off round on Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over FC Marioupoul but Poyet revealed after the game that all was not well behind the scenes.
The Uruguayan said he was upset with the decision to sell striker Gaetan Laborde to league rivals Montpellier and claimed he didn’t have “the desire to continue” as manager of the club.
“No I am not happy, It is one of my worst days at the club,” the 50-year-old said. “What the club have done with Gaetan Laborde is a disgrace.”
Bordeaux have now responded by suspending Poyet for a week with Eric Bedouet tasked with preparing the team for Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter with Toulouse.
Reports suggest the relationship between Poyet and the club’s hierarchy is beyond repair with a change in the dugout now almost inevitable.