Crisis-hit PSG sack coach

9th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 8 (AFP) - Paris Saint Germain coach Vahid Halilhodzic has been sacked, the French first division club announced on Tuesday night.

PARIS, Feb 8 (AFP) - Paris Saint Germain coach Vahid Halilhodzic has been sacked, the French first division club announced on Tuesday night.

The escalating crisis at France's second biggest club took on a new dimension following the 2-0 loss to lowly Lens in a league game at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

That left the capital side hovering close to the relegation zone with just four points from six games this year and with only the French Cup to play for until the end of the season.

The Lens game was marked by widescale disaffection from the PSG fan base with their supporters in the 34,000 crowd refusing to cheer for their side and raising banners demanding that the Bosnian-born Halilhodzic step aside.

There were also racist taunts at black players in the Lens side, neo-nazi banners and insults hurled at the directors' box, especially at club chairman Francis Graille.

It was all a long haul from last season when a revitalised PSG finished runners-up in the French first division and won the French Cup.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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