Al Wasl sack coach Lacombe

Al Wasl sacked their French boss Guy Lacombe and handed the reins to Emirati coach Eid Baroot following a board meeting on Sunday night.

By Alex Leach

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Published: Tue 19 Feb 2013, 12:56 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:50 AM

It appears Friday evening’s 4-0 away-day drubbing at the hands of Al Ahli in the Etisalat Pro-League proved the final straw for the Cheetahs’ hierarchy and spelt the end of Lacombe’s short and torrid time at the helm.

The former Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco manager, 57, succeeded compatriot Gilles Morisseau back in early November, but he couldn’t rediscover the club’s early-season form under former boss Bruno Metsu. Metsu himself resigned back in October having been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Lacombe lost nine of his 15 matches in all competitions, with only four wins and two draws and his firing has paved the way for former Al Nasr boss Baroot, who becomes their fourth incumbent in the hot seat this term alone.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “The board of directors of Al Wasl Football Club at its last meeting on Sunday evening (February 17th) officially dispensed with French coach Guy Lacombe’s services.

“Al Wasl Football Club thanks coach Lacombe for his good efforts and would like to wish him every success in the future.

“The directors have appointed Eid Baroot as coach of the first team until the end of the season.”

alex@khaleejtimes


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