Saint-Etienne fires coach Alain Perrin

BY foxsports • December 15, 2009

Saint-Etienne has fired coach Alain Perrin after a string of poor results.

The club said in a statement Tuesday that Perrin's deputy, Christophe Galtier, will take over as coach of the 10-time French champions.

Saint-Etienne got off to a poor start this season and is only three points away from relegation. On Sunday, Saint-Etienne lost to Paris Saint-Germain 3-0.

Perrin joined the club last year. Galtier played for Marseille, and later Lille and Toulouse, before going on to coach Marseille. He was Perrin's main assistant at Portsmouth, Sochaux and Lyon before the two joined Saint-Etienne.

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