Michel Der Zakarian to step down as Nantes coach at season's end
Michel Der Zakarian will step down as Nantes coach at the end of the season, the French club confirmed on Monday.
Der Zakarian stated his intention to leave the club following Nantes' 1-1 draw with struggling Marseille on Sunday.
Nantes released a statement on Monday confirming the departure of the of the 53-year-old Armenian, who ends a four-year spell with the club.
The statement read: "After the match in Marseille that saw his team to a 1-1 draw against Marseille, Michel Der Zakarian, out of contract, announced his decision not to lead FC Nantes at the end of the season.
"The club takes note of the decision of the coach and thanks him for his work over the past four seasons. We wish him the best for his future career."
Nantes are currently 10th in the Ligue 1 table, and will host Nice on Saturday.