Lyon Fires Coach Grosso, Appoints Interim Academy Boss

Fabio Grosso, the ex-Italian defender, has been dismissed from his position as the head coach of Olympique Lyonnais, the last-ranked team in Ligue 1. Grosso assumed the role in September, but his record has been disappointing, with only one victory in seven Ligue 1 games and a mere accumulation of five points since taking over from Laurent Blanc.

Grosso was chosen for the position based on his previous successful tenure at Frosinone, where he guided the team to promotion in Serie A last season. Nevertheless, his experience in France has been far from prosperous. Even though Grosso guided Lyon to their sole triumph of the season just prior to the November international interruption, securing a 1-0 victory against Rennes on their turf, his destiny was sealed when they suffered a 2-0 loss against Lille at home. As the club currently occupies the last position in the standings and is five points away from avoiding relegation, the choice to dismiss Grosso was inevitable.

For the time being, Pierre Sage, the academy manager, will assume temporary responsibility for the team, while Grosso’s support staff will also be departing. Lyon’s upcoming match will be an away game against Lens on Sunday, December 3.

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