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#HerveWatch – Herve Gets The Sack!


Herve Renard has been sacked after less than half a season in charge of Ligue 1 club Lille.

Lille have sacked Herve Renard as manager after only 13 Ligue 1 matches in charge.

Renard took over at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in May, signing a three-year contract after leading Ivory Coast to glory at the Africa Cup of Nations.

However, the 47-year-old has now been relieved of his duties after leading Lille to just two league wins this season.

Assistant Patrick Collot will take charge of Lille until a permanent successor is appointed.

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 had finished third and eighth in the previous two seasons under Rene Girard, who Renard replaced as boss.

Editor’s Note: Well it seems as if Herve has been spending too much time in the local Discotheque’s and not enough time on the training field as his short time as Lille Manager comes to an end. Maybe Renard is one of these Managers who seems to be better suited to International Management rather than the day to day running of a club side.

I’m sure he won’t be out of work for too long with a return to Africa being the most obvious destination. But imagine if he had another crack at English Football (Swoon). Imagine a Management dream team of him and Alan Curbishley – I’m not sure the Football world is quite ready for that.

Even so #HerveWatch does not end there as I’ll be keeping a close eye on his next move. Herve you rugged sultry son of a gun we salute you!

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