Laurent Guyot
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-12-17) December 17, 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Bourg-la-Reine, France
Club information
Current team
Annecy FC (manager)
Youth career
1985–1988 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1998 Nantes 191 (3)
1998–1999 Toulouse 15 (0)
1999–2002 Guingamp 81 (2)
Teams managed
2005–2009 Nantes (Youth academy)
2009–2010 Boulogne
2011–2013 Sedan
2015–2018 Toronto FC (Academy Director)
2018 Toronto FC II
2018–2019 Cercle Brugge
2019–2021 Boulogne
2021– Annecy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Laurent Guyot (born 17 December 1969) is a French former footballer and football manager, currently managing Annecy in the French Championnat National.


Guyot played as a central defender, mainly for Nantes, where he won the Ligue 1 title in 1995. He also played for Toulouse and Guingamp.

Coaching career

He was the director of FC Nantes youth academy from 2005[1] to 2009, but left after disagreements with president Waldemar Kita.[2] He was head coach of the U-16 and U-17 French national teams.[3] He signed until June 2011 for newly promoted US Boulogne soon after, he chose former teammate Serge Le Dizet as his assistant coach.[4] On 25 May 2011, he was named as the manager of the CS Sedan, signing a two-year contract.[5]

On 29 June 2015, it was announced that Guyot would become the Academy Director at Toronto FC.[6] His term begins on the 1 August.

On 26 January 2018, Guyot was unveiled as the new Toronto FC II coach, succeeding Jason Bent.[7] On 1 June 2018, Toronto FC announced that he would be leaving the club for another coaching opportunity.[8] From June 2018 2018 until May 2nd 2019, he coached Cercle Brugge and maintained that side against all odds in division 1A.[9]

Guyot returned to Boulogne for a second spell in June 2019.[10] He left at the end of the 2020–21 season, and five days later was announced as head coach of fellow National side Annecy.[11][12]


  1. ^ Figaro, Le (June 9, 2009). "Guyot débarque à Boulogne". Le
  2. ^ "Football : Laurent Guyot s'en va . Sport -".
  3. ^ "Laurent Guyot revealed as new Toronto FC II coach". January 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Guyot signe deux saisons". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  5. ^ "Guyot remplace Chauvin" (in French). L'Équipe. 26 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Laurent Guyot Named Toronto FC Kia Academy Director | Toronto FC".
  7. ^ "Laurent Guyot named Toronto FC II Head Coach". January 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Laurent Guyot leaving Toronto FC | Toronto FC".
  9. ^ "Officiële mededeling | Nieuws - Cercle Brugge".
  10. ^ "Boulogne : Laurent Guyot, nouvel entraîneur (off.)" (in French). 7 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Boulogne : Laurent Guyot quitte le club (off)" (in French). 14 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Annecy : Laurent Guyot nommé entraineur (off)" (in French). 19 May 2021.