Lyon sacked head coach Sylvinho after one win in nine matches

French Ligue 1 club Lyon has fired head coach Sylvinho after a run of one win in nine matches in all competitions.

The decision for the French football club 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.

A 12-point gap has opened up between Lyon and league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, while third- and fourth-placed Angers and Bordeaux are a further seven and six points ahead

The Brazilian has paid the price for a poor start to the season with, despite having only taken the head coach job in May as Bruno Genesio’s replacement

Lyon confirmed assistant coach Gerald Baticle will take temporary charge of the first team till further appointment of head coach.

The defeat sees Lyon slip down into 14th in the Ligue 1 table, only outside the relegation play-off place by virtue of goal-difference, and just a point clear of the outright drop zone and rock-bottom side Metz.

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