Football: Struggling Reims sack coach Olivier Guegan

Reims' French head coach Olivier Guegan reacts during the French L1 football match Nice vs Reims on April 22, 2016 at the "Allianz Riviera" stadium in Nice, southeastern France.
Reims' French head coach Olivier Guegan reacts during the French L1 football match Nice vs Reims on April 22, 2016 at the "Allianz Riviera" stadium in Nice, southeastern France.PHOTO: AFP

REIMS, France (AFP) - French top-flight strugglers Reims have parted company with coach Olivier Guegan, the Ligue 1 club announced on Saturday (April 23).

"After a series of poor performances since the start of March and considering the uncertainty surrounding the club's position in Ligue 1 with three games to go, Stade de Reims have relieved coach Olivier Guegan of his duties," the club said in a statement published on their website.

The sacking comes a day after Reims lost 2-0 away at Nice, a fourth defeat in five league games leaving them dangerously close to the relegation zone.

With three games to play, the former European Cup finalists from Champagne country are just two points clear of the bottom three.