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Luzern replace Yakin with Komornicki

Published: Monday 20 August 2012, 22.45CET
FC Luzern have installed Ryszard Komornicki as coach after dismissing former Switzerland midfielder Murat Yakin for overseeing a disappointing start to the Super League season.
Luzern replace Yakin with Komornicki
Murat Yakin lasted a year in the Luzern job ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 20 August 2012, 22.45CET

Luzern replace Yakin with Komornicki

FC Luzern have installed Ryszard Komornicki as coach after dismissing former Switzerland midfielder Murat Yakin for overseeing a disappointing start to the Super League season.

FC Luzern will have a new coach on the bench for their UEFA Europa League play-off opener at home to KRC Genk on Thursday after replacing Murat Yakin with Ryszard Komornicki.

Yakin, the former Switzerland midfielder, paid the price for collecting just three points from the first six Super League games of the season. On Sunday, Luzern suffered their third defeat in four matches, losing 2-0 to Grasshopper-Club.

The 37-year-old took over at the Swissporarena since last summer and in his only campaign in charge guided Luzern to the Swiss Cup final, where they lost on penalties to FC Basel 1893, and to a runners-up finish in the league. Komornicki, who was in charge of Luzern for a brief period in 2001, has signed a contract until the end of the season.

Last updated: 20/08/12 22.58CET

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