Gillot inks Bordeaux extension

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Updated: January 2, 2013

Francis Gillot has committed his future to Bordeaux after the manager signed a two-year contract extension with the club on Wednesday.

Gillot’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of the current season, but
the 52-year-old has now decided to extend his stay at Bordeaux, where he began
as manager in June 2011.

“I didn’t hesitate,” Gillot said at a press conference on Wednesday. “I feel
that we can do something here. I’m more calm. We all want to have the best
team possible, the staff and the board.”

Gillot has also enjoyed spells at Lens and Sochaux and was reportedly
interested in moving to Lille before signing his new deal, which runs until
June 2015.

Bordeaux is currently seventh in Ligue 1 having lost only two of its first 19
games.