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Sochaux swap Baždarević for Hély

Published: Tuesday 6 March 2012, 19.05CET
After 13 games without a win Ligue 1's bottom club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard have parted company with coach Mécha Baždarević, former assistant Éric Hély taking temporary charge.
Sochaux swap Baždarević for Hély
Mécha Baždarević has left Sochaux ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 6 March 2012, 19.05CET

Sochaux swap Baždarević for Hély

After 13 games without a win Ligue 1's bottom club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard have parted company with coach Mécha Baždarević, former assistant Éric Hély taking temporary charge.

FC Sochaux-Montbéliard have appointed Éric Hély as caretaker coach, replacing Mécha Baždarević after a 13-game winless streak.

The 47-year-old Hély takes the reins at a top-flight side for the first time in his career having been assistant coach since 2003 at Sochaux, bottom of Ligue 1 with 21 points from 26 games. "I don't want to say anything about what has happened so far this season but it's kind of a dream for me to take [charge of] this team," he said.

Former French international midfielder Bernard Genghini has been brought in to be his assistant. "Considering our league position, we had been thinking of making a change for several games and we hope this is the beginning of a new start," said president Alexandre Lacombe. "We have chosen a man who suits the values of the club."

Baždarević joined Sochaux in June 2011 as a replacement for FC Girondins de Bordeaux-bound Francis Gillot.

Last updated: 06/03/12 19.37CET

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