Montpellier coach Jean Fernandez quits

Montpellier coach Jean Fernandez has resigned after a seventh

straight match without a win.

Montpellier lost at home to Lorient 2-0 on Wednesday to leave it

17th place in the French league standings, five points off the

bottom three.

Club president Laurent Nicollin says Pascal Baills will act as

interim manager until a long-term replacement is found.

Fernandez, who took charge in July, has previously managed teams

including Nice, Marseille, Lille, Sochaux and Auxerre.

The 59-year-old coach replaced Rene Girard, who had steered

Montpellier to the league title in 2012.