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Baticle becomes seventh Ligue 1 coach to be fired

Gerald Baticle was fired as coach of Angers on Thursday becoming the seventh Ligue 1 handler to leave his post this season.

The 53-year-old had been in charge since May last year but a run of seven successive defeats prior to the break for the World Cup sealed his fate.

He leaves with Angers bottom of the table and five points adrift of safety — four teams will be relegated this season as Ligue 1 passes from 20 teams to 18. 

“Gerald Baticle has been relieved of his duties,” read a club statement.

“He was informed of this decision during a meeting with club president Said Chabane.

“The coaching duties will be taken over for the moment by Abdel Bouhazama.”

Baticle joins the likes of Peter Bosz at Lyon and Olivier Dall’Oglio at Montpellier to be fired this term.

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