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The Gagné Chronicles Episode II: For Club and Country

Started on 22 December 2013 by MJK46
Latest Reply on 12 January 2014 by Verdinho
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After long deliberation and research I have finally came up with a club in France to manage. After narrowing my search down to two I was stumped between Havre AC and Dijon FCO. After reading about Dijon I felt they would be the most interesting team to play as and create history with. The reason to create history is that they are a very young club in terms of when they were founded. Read below about their history.

The story is called Les Rois de Bourgogne. In English this is The Kings of Burgundy. The name was picked because Burgundy is a region in France that the club is located in. The goal of this save is to make Dijon a regular in Ligue 1. Hopefully in the future I can knock off or join the big boys. My person is a factitious character.

Club Background

Founded in 1998 Dijon Football Côte d'Or (Dijon FCO) are a club that was created in a merger of two local sides. The club younger than the majority of MLS Clubs and are looking to improve. During their short history Dijon has played in Ligue 1 for a year. This was back in the 2011/12 season. Sadly they were relegated after finishing 19th that season. The clubs rivals include AJ Auxerre and FC Dijon Parc. Since the club formed in 1998 they have played at the Stade Gaston Gérard.

General Information:

Full Name:Dijon Football Côte-d'Or
Nickname:Le DFCO
Stadium:Stade Gaston Gérard
City:Dijon, France
Chairman:Olivier Delcourt
Manager:Olivier Dall'Oglio
League:Ligue 2
2012-13: 7th
Website:Club Home Page

Competition History:

Ligue 2:
Third Placed (2011)
Championnat National:
Third Placed (2004)
Championnat de France Amateur:
Winner (2000)

Who Am I??
NAME: Marc-Édouard Gagné
Birthplace: Strasbourg,France
DOB: 14/7/1983
Club History:
RC Strasbourg Academy: 1998-2002
RC Strasbourg: 2002-2010
DC United: 2010-11
RC Strasbourg: 2011-13
U19 Caps: 20
U23 Caps: 14
Senior Team Caps: 3

Awards and Trophy Case

Ligue 1: 2015/16
Ligue 2: 2013/14
Coupe de la Ligue: 2015,2016
Coupe de France: 2015,2016
Trophée des champions: 2015
UEFA European Championship: 2016
Good luck man ! Dijon is a pretty good team !


Dall'Oglio fired from Dijon FCO
Ligue 2 side Dijon FCO have fired Olivier Dall'Oglio less than 24 hours after their 2-0 loss against EA Guingamp. The club finished in 7th place after being relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of last season.

A source close to Olivier Dall'Oglio has told L'Equipe that he (Dall'Oglio) was informed of his dismissal earlier last week as they were preparing for their final match of the season. "Oliver told me that he was being sacked by the chairman a few days before the final match." The source also stated that the current staff in place might be let go as well.

Dall'Oglio's future has been the subject of much debate in recent months, with the club's board unhappy over the fact they (the team) were not in promotion contention. One source inside the club stated, "Once Dijon made Ligue 1 expectations were higher and after the relegation Oliver was expected to get the club promoted once again."

A number of coaches have been linked to the role including assistant Stéphane Jobard, ex national team manager Raymond Domenech and club icon Stéphane Mangione. Mangione who currently plays for US Orléans is the leading candidate for the job.

Dijon's players have repeatedly voiced their support for the ousted manager. It is now set in stone that the leader will no longer be with the club. Dall'Oglio joined the club in June 2012 for the Ligue 1 campaign. Chairman Oliver Delcourt stated that a search committee will utilized during these next few weeks.
I wonder who will get the job!
2013-12-22 13:35#150646 Neal : I wonder who will get the job!

I heard it is some guy named George W. Bush lol
Gagné appointed as new Dijon manager
Former RC Strasbourg superstar gets first coaching gig with Dijon FCO

A few weeks into the search for a new manager Dijon FCO Chairman Oliver Delcourt has announced the new man. Back in May he sacked Oliver Dall'Oglio after failing to win promotion to Ligue 1. This hiring has shocked the supporters of Dijon and there are mixed feelings. One person was quoted on their facebook saying Who?? Another said good to see a young manager who just recently played, he should do wonders for us.

The new man in charge is 29 year old Marc-Édouard Gagné. Gangé is a former professional football player who's career lasted from 1998 until the end of the 2012/13 season. He has played for several clubs including, RC Strasbourg and DC United. After a short stint in America Gangé would return to RC Strasbourg where he helped them gain promotion to the 2013/14 Championnat National. He represented France many times in both the U19 and U23 squads. Also he was capped at three times with the senior team.

When word reached Gangé that he had been hired he sent out a statement saying, "I am excited for my next stage in my career, it has been fun playing now I get to experience the sport form a different side." He would continue by saying, "My goal as manager of Dijon is to get the club back to Ligue 1 and create a history that generations will read about."

During his playing years Gangé was known as a strong leader who would help any teammate when needed. One story is that during his first stint in Strasbourg he helped Striker Kévin Gameiro with his game as well as settling in to the club. Since the time they were teammates their friendship grew. Could we see Gameiro in Dijon? Another story was that Marc-Édouard went out of his way to assist someone who had car problems while playing in Washington DC. Having a manager like him should be a nice breath of fresh air to the French Football community since there is usually controversy and scandal with a lot of managers.
Interesting choice! Hopefully he'll lead Djon to glory :) I'm liking your updates, keep it up.
Interesting manager! Good luck!
@ EdenHazard17 and k1rups. Thanks. He does seem like the right choice hopefully.

The first few weeks at work

My first day on the job was a very busy one. As soon as I arrive to the training facility I am greeted by our chairman and we meet for the first time. I was not planning on managing yret but this happened so I retired from playing and am now managing. A few minutes later we head into the building and I get a tour. Apparently this facility is brand new so I get to my office and have time to unpack and then then Oliver comes in to the room to "talk."

"Marc-Édouard may I please speak with you for a minute?"
"Sure boss!"
"So the players arrive in a week for the start of camp and we need to go over a few things."
"First here is your transfer budget, use it wisely" (Note to reader, I have transfer budgets off so the transfers will be from real life.)
"Next is the phone numbers to all clubs in France and Europe, you will need to find a few clubs for friendlies."

After other things I get a chance to meet with staff. We go over everything from introductions and discuss how things will be ran. I told them that they will be staying on staff for the season. They seem like a good group of guys and I am excited to work with them. The first major piece of business will be the intrasquad friendly on the second day of camp.

When it came to finding clubs to play friendlies I had a few clubs in mind after calling their Directors of Football we were able to set up the dates and times. We will face Paris FC, RC Strasbourg, Lille and the PSG Reserves. When I contracted my old club I was not sure if they would want to but luckily we get to play them.

A few days later the team arrives and I introduce myself. They seem really excited and love the fact that I have a goal of winning the league. They are ready for the challenge too. So we get to the main stadium for the scrimmage. I decided to open it for the public to see the guys in action and get a glimpse of me. Our first team did really well. Now it's time for the rest of preseason.
Nice update! At least the chairman seems nice :P
2013-12-23 07:38#150802 Louis O. : Nice update! At least the chairman seems nice :P

He does. Just had talks and he was cool with spending a ton of cash on high profile players.

Coupe de la Ligue first and second round draw

Effectif Pro
Gardiens de but
Milieux de terrain

les résultats de la pré-saison et le transfert nouvelles

Dijon FCO v. Dijon FC Reserves

Dijon FCO v. RC Strasbourg Alsace

Dijon FCO v. LOSC Lile

Paris FC v. Dijon FC

Dijon FCO v. Paris Saint-Germain Reserves

CS Sedan Ardennes v. Dijon FCO


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