AJ Auxerre is a French professional football club from Auxerre. The club was founded in 1905 and is prized for its youth. Since 1980 the club plays continuously in Ligue 1. Auxerre plays a blue-white dress and is home to the Stade l’Abbe-Deschamps.
The club is inextricably linked to club icon Guy Roux, who between 1961 and 2005 over 40 successful years working as head coach of AJ Auxerre.
In 1961 the 23-year-old Guy Roux was appointed coach of Auxerre, which came out in a regional subdivision. With limited resources and a harsh discipline ambitious Roux opened the way to the top.
In 1970 won the northern French club championship of the National 3 (Fifth Division) and then under Roux’s guidance of Amateur ascend to the highest football division in France.
Thirty-five years after Roux’s appointment as coach was Auxerre in 1996 French champion. At European level the club now acquired great prestige. She has achieved the club including victories against Ajax, Glasgow Rangers and Arsenal. The highlights of the European campaigns were reaching the Champions League quarterfinals, semifinals UEFA Cup and winning the Intertoto Cup in 1997.
In 1994, 1996, 2003 and 2005, the Coupe de France Award. After earning the Cup on 5 June 2005, Guy Roux announced that he will stop as a coach. In total, Roux 44 years working as head coach.
Although during his long coach Guy Roux shelf several times for short periods was replaced, it was Guy Roux era now definitively over. Two days later, former French national coach Jacques Santini presented to the press as a new trainer. He has the club had a season under his wing.
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