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Castella fired by St. Gallen

Published: Tuesday 17 September 2002, 19.48CET
Swiss side FC St. Gallen have dismissed coach Gerard Castella with immediate effect.

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Published: Tuesday 17 September 2002, 19.48CET

Castella fired by St. Gallen

Swiss side FC St. Gallen have dismissed coach Gerard Castella with immediate effect.

FC St. Gallen confirmed today that they have parted company with coach Gerard Castella.

Poor run
The 49-year-old had been at the Swiss first division club since January after replacing Marcel Koller. But a run of poor form, culminating in defeat by FC Zürich last weekend, has led to the departure of the former Servette FC coach.

Temporary appointment
The club's under-21 coach, Thomas Staub, has taken temporary charge of the side for the next league game against Servette on Saturday, with the club languishing in ninth place in the 12-team league with 12 points.

Financial crisis
St. Gallen are in the middle of a financial crisis and president Thomas Müller has already asked the squad to consider a wage reduction following their failure to qualify for the UEFA Cup.

Last updated: 17/09/02 20.10CET

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