Former Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard has been sacked as Lille manager after only 13 Ligue 1 matches in charge of the french side.

Renard had just quit as the coach of the Elephants following a short stint that saw him claim the 2015 Africa Cup of nations in Equatorial Guinea in February.

The 42-year-old took over at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in May, signing a three-year with Lille and has now left after getting only two league wins this season.

A club statement read: “After 13 matches of Ligue 1, LOSC advanced to the 16th in the standings; a perilous position and certainly not up to the club’s goals. 

“Absolutely convinced of this talent within the squad, [chairman] Michel Seydoux quickly made a decision that will aim to review the management of the playing squad to rebuild a positive dynamic and put the project of Lille back on the road to success.

“The short term goal is to achieve a rapid impact on the play and results of the team.”

Lille finished  third and eighth in the previous two seasons under Rene Girard, just before Renard took the mantle. Assistant Patrick Collot now takes charge ahead of a new appointment.

Renard who had set his goal to making a champions league appearance at Lille after becoming the first coach to win two Africa Cup of Nations with different countries after having lifted the accolades with Zambia in 2012.

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Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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