Bordeaux are going down to Ligue 2 and may not return for some time

The six-times champions of France are a total mess. They need to completely overhaul their squad, hierarchy and ideologyBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsBordeaux are not known for their stability. Since appointing former France defender Willy Sagnol in 2014, the club has burned through 10 managers. Only two of them have lasted more than 42 games. Bordeaux have lurched from struggling in the bottom half to racing toward Europe before imploding again. Their cycle of boom and bust has finally proven unsustainable. Their goalless draw with Lorient on Saturday leaves them bottom of the Ligue 1 table, three points behind Metz, who occupy the relegation playoff spot. With just one game to play and with a far worse goal difference than Metz, Bordeaux are going down to Ligue 2.Bordeaux have won 13 domestic trophies, including six league titles – most recently in 2009 – but their relegation has been coming. They had looked in danger of going down last season when they lost 4-1 to fellow strugglers Lorient in late April, but they rallied and won three of their last four games to stay up.

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