Lille sack Renard

Ligue 1 club Lille have parted ways with Herve Renard after just 13 games in charge at the club due to their dreadful start to the season.

Renard was appointed just six months ago in May, after resigning from his post with the Ivory Coast, on a three year deal but has been sacked after winning just two of his 13 league games in charge and leading Lille to 16th place on the table.

The club's assistant manager Patrick Collot will assume control until a permanent replacement can be found.

"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," read the official statement from the club.

"Absolutely convinced of this talent within the squad, 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," the statement concluded.