Sylvinho Sacked by Lyon after 1 win in 9 Matches


Lyon have announced the dismissal of head coach Sylvinho after a run of one win in nine matches in all competitions.

The Brazilian's first season in charge of the club started in encouraging fashion with respective 3-0 and 6-0 wins over Monaco and Angers in Ligue 1.

However, Lyon have failed to win a league match since, their only victory coming in a surprise 2-0 Champions League defeat of RB Leipzig in Germany on Wednesday.

Sylvinho has paid the price for their dip in form, despite having only taken the job in May.

The Brazilian was not only under pressure due to the team's run of poor results, but his unattractive brand of football incurred the ire of the club's fans, who wanted to see the most made of exciting, attacking talents such as Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar, Moussa Dembele and Jeff Reine-Adelaide.

Lyon confirmed Assistant coach Gerald Baticle will take temporary charge of the first team, who lost 1-0 to rivals Saint-Etienne on Sunday.

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