Lyon sack head coach Laurent Blanc with troubled club bottom of Ligue 1 | Lyon

Lyon have dismissed their head coach, Laurent Blanc, after a dismal start to the season with the team sitting bottom of the Ligue 1 table.

“Olympique Lyonnais and Laurent Blanc have mutually agreed to end their collaboration with effect from today,” Lyon said in a statement on Monday, adding that his assistants are also leaving the club.

“We would like to thank Laurent Blanc and his staff for their commitment and professionalism over the past 11 months at the helm of the team,” the statement concluded. Deputy coach Jean-François Vulliez has been appointed caretaker, working…

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