FC Nantes sacked their coach Christian Gourcuff on Tuesday. Nantes are in a very bad time after a series of poor performances crowned by a 4-0 rout on Sunday against Strasbourg.
His deputy Patrick Collot must act as interim until the winter break.
Since the arrival of the Kita family at its head in 2007, the Nantes club has seen 14 coaches pass on the bench, not to mention the interim.
His last job?
For Christian Gourcuff, on the other hand, it could be the last bow of a figure of French football. Coming out of retirement in August 2019 to replace Vahid Halilhodzic three days before the resumption, the 65-year-old coach announced that Nantes would be his last post.
While the club will celebrate in the spring the 20 years of its last title of champion of France, FC Nantes points to a worrying 14th place in the Ligue 1 standings, just three points from Strasbourg, 17th and virtual barrage.
After a summer preparation disrupted by numerous cases of Covid-19, the team have been far too inconstant to successfully kick off their season, and the expected rebound after the November international break has not arrived.
In all competitions, Nantes has won only 6 wins in 25 matches since January.
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