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Sochaux nosedive leads to Hély resignation

Published: Thursday 26 September 2013, 18.07CET
Éric Hély has relinquished his position as FC Sochaux-Montbéliard coach after overseeing an opening sequence of seven games without a win which puts the club bottom of Ligue 1.
Sochaux nosedive leads to Hély resignation
Éric Hély leaves his post with Sochaux bottom of Ligue 1 ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 26 September 2013, 18.07CET

Sochaux nosedive leads to Hély resignation

Éric Hély has relinquished his position as FC Sochaux-Montbéliard coach after overseeing an opening sequence of seven games without a win which puts the club bottom of Ligue 1.

Éric Hély has stepped down as coach of FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in the wake of their 5-1 humbling at EA Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Wednesday.

The decision was taken after the 48-year-old failed to steer Sochaux – bottom of the French table with two points – to victory in any of their opening seven games of the 2013/14 campaign. "I must pay tribute to a courageous man. His professionalism and dedication have been a huge asset to the club," said chairman Laurent Pernet.

Hély, who took over the reins from Mehmed Baždarević ten months ago and preserved the Lioncubs's top-flight status, will remain at Sochaux in a capacity that is yet to be decided.

Last updated: 26/09/13 18.21CET

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