Gillot made his decision just two days after seeing his side fail to secure a spot in next season´s Champions League following their 3-0 defeat to already-relegated Troyes on Saturday.
A statement on Lens´ website, www.rclens.fr, read: "At a press conference held on Monday by president Gervais Martel, we have learnt of the resignation of Francis Gillot from his post as coach of the Lens first team."
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