Dijon FCO have relieved Olivier Dall'oglio of his functions as head coach, ending a six-and-a-half year collaboration that saw the Burgundy club return to Ligue 1 Conforama and beat the drop for the first time in club history.
Olivier Dall’Oglio is no longer head coach of Dijon FCO. On Monday, 31 December, the Burgundy club announced via a communiqué that the 54-year-old had been relieved of his duties after a six-and-a-half year tenure.
After clinching a club-record 11th-placed finish last season - with the division's fifth-most prolific attack (55 goals) - Dijon currently find themselves in 18th place, on track for the relegation play-offs with four wins, four draws and ten defeats (and one match in hand) from the first half of the season.
Until the club appoints a permanent replacement for Dall'oglio, the senior squad - which resumes training on Monday - will be under the charge of former assistant coach David Linarès.
Under Olivier Dall’Oglio, who was installed as head coach in June 2012 after two years as assistant coach, Dijon clinched second place in Domino's Ligue 2 in 2015-16 to earn the club's second-ever promotion to the top flight. Once there, they confirmed their place among France's elite and are currently in their third successive Ligue 1 Conforama campaign - a first for the Burgundy club, who made sure to underline their gratitude to the coach who made it all happen.
"[Club president] Olivier Delcourt and all of Dijon FCO would like to thank Olivier Dall'oglio for having participated in the development of our club and wish him all the very best as his career continues."