Christophe Galtier has stepped down as head coach of Lille, two days after winning the French league 1 title.
He helped Lille secure their first Ligue 1 championship in a decade on Sunday by claiming a narrow away victory at Angers to finish one point ahead of Paris St-Germain and clinch their fourth Ligue 1 title.
He had been expected to leave after new owners took control of the club halfway through the season.
“I simply have the deep belief that my time is up here,” he told L’Equipe.
According to him, he was moving on to avoid “falling into a routine.”
The announcement came after Lille took part in an open-top bus parade in the centre of the city to celebrate the title with fans on Tuesday.
Galtier took over at Lille on December 2017, following Marcelo Bielsa’s time at the club with the side in serious relegation danger.
After keeping them up, he then took Lille to second- and fourth-place finishes over the next two seasons before this season’s title.
Lille were fourth when last season ended, and on were on Sunday crowned champions for the first time since 2011.
On the final day of the 2020/2021 season they defeated Angers 2-1 to ensure they finish one point ahead of PSG.