LYON, France (AP) — Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said Saturday he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Genesio, who was appointed in December 2015, was set to extend his contract for two years after reportedly reaching a deal with president Jean-Michel Aulas.

But Lyon has lost its last three games, with a 2-1 loss at Nantes in the French league on Friday following a 3-1 home loss to Dijon, as well as a surprising elimination in the French Cup semifinals with a 3-2 home defeat against Rennes.

“For some time I have faced a negative climate, which can be a drag on the players and the club,” said Genesio, who has been criticized by fans throughout the season.

“I informed my

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