Nantes fire coach Domenech after two months

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Former France coach Raymond Domenech has been sacked by Nantes after less than two months in charge, a source at the Ligue 1 club told AFP on Wednesday.

Nantes are due to face Lens in the French Cup later in the day, a match the 69-year-old could not attend as he was in isolation following a positive Covid-19 test on Monday.

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The struggling club have gone 15 matches without a win, including seven games under Domenech who was appointed in late December.

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Fans were never convinced by his appointment, which came 10 years after his rollercoaster reign as France coach ended in a player strike and early elimination at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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Domenech was greeted at his first training session by a band playing circus music with a ‘ringmaster’ taking aim at him and club owner Waldemar Kita.

Nantes sit 18th in Ligue 1, four points above the automatic relegation places.

(AFP)

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