French side Lyon have sacked their head coach Laurent Blanc after a dismal start to the season.
The 57-year-old was only appointed by OL last October, replacing the departing Peter Bosz. Despite being an experienced manager of over 15 years, Blanc was unable to stop the tide going against him from the start of this season with the club sitting rock bottom of Ligue 1 after picking up just one point out of a possible 12 in his first four matches.
Laurent Blanc sacked by Lyon
The news was first revealed by French news outlet Canal Plus but is still yet to be confirmed by either the club’s social media platforms or the club’s official website.
Laurent Blanc n'est plus le coach de l'OL ! 🚨
La direction du club se sépare du technicien français, un an après son arrivée chez les Gones ❌ pic.twitter.com/kQUceUDvok
— CANAL+ Foot (@CanalplusFoot) September 11, 2023
Former Wolves and Real Madrid Julen Lopetegui is in the wings to take over at the Groupama Stadium after the Spaniard left the Molineux club just days before the start of this season.
Fellow former Premier League gaffer Graham Potter rejected the opportunity to replace Blanc as he continues to evaluate his next move back into club management.