Gillot commits to Bordeaux
Francis Gillot has ended speculation over his future by signing a two-year contract extension at Bordeaux.
With his previous deal expiring this summer and Gillot, 52, having announced he would "take his time" before deciding whether or not to extend his contract, speculation had arisen the tactician would leave the Stade Chaban-Delmas.
Lille, where his son has recently been taken into the club's scouting department, was reportedly his preferred destination, but Gillot will now remain with Les Girondins till June 2015.
"I didn't hesitate," Gillot said at a press conference at the club's training centre 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, who formerly had spells at Lens and Sochaux, had spoken with club president Jean-Louis Triaud when the squad resumed training on Sunday before the latter announced the coach's future would be cleared up in midweek.