Tigana resigns

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Jean Tigana has announced his resignation as Bordeaux coach, saying his 16-year-old daughter was the victim of "verbal aggression" during the 4-0 home loss to Sochaux on Saturday evening.

Tigana, who succeeded Laurent Blanc last summer, said: "It was a disastrous evening for the club and for me. My daughter was the victim of verbal aggression in the stands. She's already had problems at school. I have taken my decision and my spell with Bordeaux is at an end.

"People think the problem is Jean Tigana. They go as far as abusing a 16-year-old girl. That is shocking. For me, that is not what football is about."

Tigana had already offered to resign back in February after a string of poor results, but was convinced to stay on by club president Jean-Louis Triaud and owner Nicolas de Tavernost. This time around, however, the pair didn't stand in his way, accepting his resignation before holding an emergency meeting with the club's sporting staff on Sunday morning.

Bedouet to step up

Triaud has since announced that physical trainer Eric Bedouet, who has been with Les Girondins since 1998, and who is a fully qualified coach, will take on the role of head coach for the rest of the season as Bordeaux look to salvage something from a rough campaign by bridging the four-point gap that lies between them and a European finish (sixth place).


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