Ligue 1 - Montpellier coach Fernandez resigns

Montpellier coach Jean Fernandez has resigned after a 2-0 defeat at home to Lorient on Wednesday left the club fourth from bottom in Ligue 1.

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Ligue 1 - Montpellier coach Fernandez resigns
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Jean Fernandez Montpellier 2013/2014

"In the interest of the club, I have decided to quit," Fernandez, who had taken over from Rene Girard at the beginning of the season, told a news conference on Thursday.

Former Montpellier player and assistant coach Pascal Baills will take control of the team on a caretaker basis.

Montpellier, the 2012 French champions, have failed to win any of their last eight matches in all competitions.

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