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demise of Alex Dupont, former coach of Gueugnon and winner of the Coupe de la Ligue in 2000

In 2000, he allowed Gueugnon to win the Coupe de la Ligue in opposition to PSG. Coach Alex Dupont died of a coronary heart assault on the evening of Friday July 31 to Saturday 1er August, on the age of 66, introduced one in every of his former golf equipment, USL Dunkirk.

The demise of this ex-midfielder, who was additionally the coach of Brest and Sedan, occurred at his dwelling in La Turbie (Alpes-Maritimes), based on the regional every day. The voice of the North, which revealed the knowledge.

Distinctive feat

Born in Dunkirk, a membership the place he’ll spend most of his taking part in profession and his debut on the bench, Dupont had his biggest success within the 1999-2000 season. On the head of Gueugnon, then in D2, he gained the Coupe de la Ligue on the expense of PSG (2-0), qualifying his crew for the UEFA Cup: a novel feat within the historical past of a contest which, sarcastically, had its final version on Friday night.

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He then coached Sedan, which he had additionally – by way of the French league – certified for the UEFA Cup. Mr. Dupont had subsequently coached Laval, Amiens, the United Arab Emirates' hopeful choice but additionally Brest.

On the head of the Breton membership when it rose to the highest in 2010, he was voted greatest coach in Ligue 2 within the UNFP trophies and had ensured the upkeep of Brest the next season. After a brief stint with AC Ajaccio, it was once more in Brest that he ended his teaching profession within the 2015-2016 season.