Paris, Aug 10: Paulo Sousa has left his role as Bordeaux head coach by mutual agreement, with Jean-Louis Gasset appointed in his place on a two-year deal.
Sousa had been in charge of the Ligue 1 club since March 2019, although he was last week linked with Juventus - who he represented as a player - as Maurizio Sarri was sacked in Turin.
The Portuguese was said to be a popular choice with compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, but Juve instead appointed Andrea Pirlo.
Sousa has departed Bordeaux regardless ahead of the new season, having guided his side to 12th in 2019-20 before the campaign was suspended.
Gasset returns to Bordeaux, where he served as assistant to Laurent Blanc during his successful reign that returned the 2008-09 Ligue 1 title.
Alongside Gasset, the club confirmed the arrival of Alain Roche as sporting director.
[Communiqué] Frédéric Longuépée, président du FC Girondins de Bordeaux est très heureux d’annoncer l’arrivée de Jean-Louis Gasset au poste d’entraîneur de l’équipe professionnelle et de Alain Roche en tant que Directeur sportif.August 10, 2020