Rennes fires coach Lamouchi following 4-1 loss to Strasbourg

FILE - In this Sept.23, 2018 file photo, Rennes' coach Sabri Lamouchi gestures during the French League One soccer match between Rennes and Paris-Sain

FILE - In this Sept.23, 2018 file photo, Rennes' coach Sabri Lamouchi gestures during the French League One soccer match between Rennes and Paris-Sain

PARIS (AP) — Rennes has fired coach Sabri Lamouchi following a 4-1 loss to Strasbourg that dropped the club into 14th place in the French league.

Rennes says in a one-sentence statement that reserve team coach Julien Stephan will stand in for Lamouchi.

The 47-year-old Lamouchi had coached Rennes since November 2017, after previous spells at Qatari club El Jaish and the Ivory Coast national team.

Rennes has won four of its 15 league games, drawn five and lost six.

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