Thursday , October 17 2019

Lyon part company with manager Sylvinho after derby defeat to Saint-Etienne

Lyon sack former Arsenal defender Sylvinho as manager after derby defeat by Saint-Etienne with Gerald Baticle taking temporary charge

  • Lyon have parted company with Sylvinho after losing to rivals Saint-Etienne 
  • Under Sylvinho, Lyon, who are 14th, won just two games out of nine in Ligue 1 
  • Gerald Baticle, who was Sylvinho’s assistant, has taken temporary charge

Lyon have parted company with coach Sylvinho and have named Gerald Baticle as caretaker.

Lyon are 14th in the Ligue 1 table on nine points after nine games, winning two matches under Sylvinho, drawing three and losing four. His last game in charge was Sunday’s 1-0 defeat away to fierce local rivals Saint-Etienne.

His side have fared better in the Champions League, taking four points from two matches to sit second in Group G.

Lyon have parted company with manager Silvinho following the defeat to Saint-Etienne

The former Brazil left back retired from the game in 2011 after playing for clubs such as Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City.

He worked as an assistant to Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan and later with the Brazil team. 

Sylvinho was then appointed as a first team coach for the first time with Lyon in May, succeeding Bruno Genesio. 

Gerald Baticle, who was Sylvinho's assistant, has been placed in temporary charge of Lyon

Gerald Baticle, who was Sylvinho’s assistant, has been placed in temporary charge of Lyon