Bordeaux have turned down Jean Tigana’s request to stand down, boss, asking him to stay on until the end of the season.
Tigana, a former player with the club, returned to Bordeaux over the summer, but he has endured a disappointing spell in charge.
Tigana handed in his resignation following the weekend win over Auxerre, but Nicolas de Tavernost, president of M6, the French television group that owns the club, said: “Jean presented us with his resignation, and of course we rejected it.
“We started an adventure with Jean and we want to see it through to the end.
“He is fully in charge of the team. It is the players who must face up to their responsibilities.”
Tigana claims he is now fully focused on guiding Bordeaux back up the Ligue 1 standings, having been given the backing he was looking for.
He said: “I offered my resignation because I thought I was holding the club back. I cannot be a hindrance.
“I am one of the coaches who likes to move forward. Jean-Louis Triaud and Nicolas de Tavernost showed me that I was not holding the club back and we could continue to work together.
“I am always motivated to lead Les Girondins, even more now that I have full trust of everyone.”