Olivier Pantaloni has stepped down as coach of Ajaccio, the Ligue 1 club announced.

The 45-year-old Pantaloni played at Ajaccio from 1994-2000 and then joined the coaching staff. He was head coach from 2009-12, helping the club finish 16th last season. He was also interim manager for a spell in 2004.

"We wish him good luck for his future choices," Ajaccio president Alain Orsoni said on the club's website.