Sylvinho dismissed from his coaching job in Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais has decided to separate from its Brazilian coach after losing Sunday in the derby at Saint-Etienne (1-0).

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Sylvinho, the Brazilian coach from Lyon, during the L1 match between AS Saint-Etienne and Olympique Lyonnais at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, on October 6, 2019. PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP

Lyon has decided to separate from his Brazilian coach Sylvinho, announced Monday, October 7 in the evening, the club lyonnais in a statement, currently fourteenth in Ligue 1 after his defeat Sunday in the derby in Saint-Etienne (1-0) .

The French club is one point ahead of the duo of the last rankings, Dijon, which must receive Olympique Lyonnais (OL) on October 19 for the next day of the championship, and Metz.

"OL has decided to implement a procedure that could lead to the termination of Sylvio Mendes Campo Junior's employment contract (says Sylvinho) ", says the club's Rhone release, which remains on a series of seven games without a win in the league of France. "During the course of this procedure, the training will be provided by Gerald Baticle under the direction of the sports director Juninho"continues OL.

Sylvinho (45) arrived at Olympique Lyonnais, nominated by Juninho, last June to succeed Bruno Génésio (December 2015-2019). After a very disappointing preseason, Olympique Lyonnais started Ligue 1 with two big wins, against Monaco (3-0) and Angers (6-0). But then he chained a series of seven games without a win (4 defeats, 3 draws).

In the Champions League, OL conceded a draw on their home ground against Zenith Saint-Petersburg (1-1) before winning Wednesday in Leipzig (2-0), a performance that allows them to hope for a qualification for the 8e final of this competition. However, in terms of the game, the Lyon team remains very disappointing, both in terms of defensive and offensive animation.


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