Hello and welcome to a special press conference here in Dijon, France. Manager Marc-Édouard Gagné has an important announcement for everyone. The fourth year Dijon FCO manager has been successful for both club and country. Recently he has been named to a plethora of different clubs in Europe.
"Hello and I thank everyone for being here on such a short notice. A few weeks ago the French Football Federation gave me an ultimatum. They told me that if I wanted to manage the national team during the Confederations Cup and the World Cup, I would have to leave my job as manager of Dijon Football Côte-d'Or. After a lot of thinking and consulting with my family, players, staff and management I have came to a decision."
"Effective 31 May 2017 I will be stepping down as manager. This was a very hard thing to decide and I feel it is the best option for the club as well as the country. Even though we have not won Champions League, I feel I have done as much as I can with this wonderful organization."
" I would like to thank Oliver for these past four years. He took a chance on me and it paid off. When I was talking with him he though it would be a great idea to represent our club on the national stage full time as the manager of France. I will miss this club and the fans but Dijon will always be in my heart. I hope I can one day return to this club in any role and continue the new tradition."
"I would like to thank Marc-Édouard for these past four years. He has been a blessing for the club and community. He will be welcomed back with open arms and will forever be known as a club legend. For those who will be asking about his replacement, we can not comment now as the season is going on. Expect an announcement at the start of June. Thank you!"