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Bordeaux suspend head coach Gus Poyet following Gaetan Laborde sale criticism

Bordeaux announce that head coach Gus Poyet has been suspended for a week after his criticism of the club about the sale of key striker Gaetan Laborde.

Bordeaux have suspended head coach Gus Poyet for one week after the first-team manager labelled the club's owners "a disgrace" for their transfer dealings.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion and Sunderland boss criticised the Ligue 1 club's owners for selling striker Gaetan Laborde to rivals Montpellier without his permission.

Poyet vented his anger and threatened to resign following Bordeaux's 2-1 win over FC Marioupou in the Europa League.

"I am not happy. It is one of my worst days at the club," the Uruguayan told reporters.

"What the club have done with Gaetan Laborde is a disgrace. I think we have to stop here. I told the club not to let him leave until we had bought someone else. They have not recruited and they let Laborde go. I arrived at 11.35am. Laborde was not here. He was in Montpellier. Nobody told me anything.

"I need an explanation from the club - from the owner or the president. They are going to explain to me tomorrow [Friday] and we will see if I carry on or not. Am I going to resign? I don't know."

Following Poyet's suspension, reports emerged claiming that Bordeaux's players refused to train in protest against the treatment of their manager.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG16142049103944
2Lille1794425151031
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier1685324121229
4Lyon168442620628
5Marseille168262925426
6Saint-EtienneSt Etienne167542421326
7Nice167451214-225
8StrasbourgStrasbourg175842519623
9Nimes166552421323
10Rennes176562325-223
11Reims175751115-422
12Bordeaux165651919021
13NantesNantes165562424020
14Angers164661921-218
15Toulouse164661424-1018
16Dijon174491628-1216
17AmiensAmiens1751111630-1416
18Caen172871320-714
19MonacoMonaco163491624-813
20GuingampGuingamp1715111234-228

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