Fournier named new Auxerre coach

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PARIS - Laurent Fournier has been named AJ Auxerre coach in place of Jean Fernandez who left for Nancy this month, the Ligue 1 club said on their website on Wednesday.

Auxerre, who escaped relegation in the closing stages of the Ligue 1 season, did not give details about Fournier's contract.

Former Paris Saint-Germain defender Fournier, 46, left Strasbourg last month after failing to lift the club out of the third division.

Fernandez had been the Auxerre coach since 2006.