Lyon Sacks Sylvinho after Only One Win in Nine Matches

Lyon Sacks Sylvinho after Only One Win in Nine Matches
Lyon Sacks Sylvinho after Only One Win in Nine Matches

French football club, Lyon have announced that head coach Sylvinho has been sacked after a run of only one win in nine matches in all competitions.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona full-back was appointed as Bruno Genesio’s replacement in May, but the 45-year-old Brazilian has now paid the price for their dip in form which has seen the club fallen to 14th position.

The decision to sack Sylvinho came after Lyon conceded a 90th-minute goal to lose 1-0 to rivals Saint-Etienne on Sunday, despite club’s surprise 2-0 Champions League victory against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

Lyon confirmed assistant coach Gerald Baticle will take temporary charge of the first team.

“OL have decided to implement a procedure which can lead to the termination of the contract of Sylvio Mendes Campo Junior (Sylvinho),” read a Lyon statement.

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