Club president Michel Guyot made the announcement and said that sporting
director and former player Corentin Martins would take over on an interim basis
until a permanent replacement can be found at the end of the season.
'Alex will always be the coach who brought Brest back up to Ligue 1,' said
Guyot. 'I'm parting ways with a good friend. Like any human being, I have a
heart, and I'm going to go home and lock myself away for a while because this
has been a terribly hard decision to make. I know what Alex Dupont represents
for the city of Brest.'
Dupont helped guide Brest to the top flight for the first time since the
1990-91 season, but has watched his team win just three of its last 14 games to
sit one point from safety.
Dupont's first match in charge of the club will come Sunday at last-place