Jocelyn Gourvennec makes 11th hour u-turn, rejects return to Guingamp

L’Équipe report that 49-year-old French manager Jocelyn Gourvennec has made a late u-turn and in the end decided not to return as boss of Ligue 2 side Guingamp for a second consecutive time.

The current Canal + pundit had received a 2-year contract offer from EAG, who saved themselves from relegation to the French 3rd tier after a very complicated start to the 2020/21 Ligue 2 campaign.

Gourvennec, who spent 2010-16 and 2018-19 as Guingamp boss, bringing them silverware in the form of a domestic cup, on Monday confirmed his decision to ultimately reject the proposal, despite spending several weeks think it over.

Frédéric Bompard, who is currently the manager of Guingamp, does not have the BEPF qualification required of coaches, which is currently forcing EAG to pay a small fine to the LFP each weekend.

Bompard has however stated his desire to remain in his position next season – remains to be seen how Guingamp feel.