Bastia sack Printant

BASTIA: Ghislain Printant was on Thursday sacked as coach of Bastia, with the Ligue 1 side moving quickly to appoint his assistant François Ciccolini as his replacement on an interim basis.

Printant leaves with the Corsican outfit hovering three points above the relegation zone following last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Guingamp, their 11th defeat of the campaign.

“Ghislain Printant is no longer in charge of the professional team,” Bastia announced.

“The post has been given to François Ciccolini until the end of the season,” the statement added.

Bastia president Pierre-Marie Geronimi will give the reasons behind the decision later, the club said.