Criticism levelled on Auxerre coach Jean-Guy Walleme after the 1 – 2 loss at home to Lens has led to the Frenchman dropping his job as the Congo-Brazzaville coach to concentrate on leading the Ligue 2 side.
The Ligue 2 club is 12th in the standings after a troubled start to life in the second tier and the coach, who has been juggling the two jobs, was blamed for Auxerre woes and in an interview with bbc.co.uk said he chose to resign in the club’s interest.
- I have made the decision in the interest of the club, it is regrettable given my relationship with the Congolese but the situation at Auxerre makes it necessary, he said.
Walleme took the Congo – Brazzaville job in August 2011 but failed to help the Central African nation qualify for the 2013 African Cup of Nations finals. The team is, however, on top of Group E in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.