Fernandez quits Nancy post

Jean Fernandez has resigned as coach of Nancy, the Ligue 1 strugglers have confirmed.

A statement on the club's official website this lunchtime confirmed that Fernandez made the announcement to his players and the club's directors yesterday.

Club president Jacques Rousselot is holding a press conference this afternoon but the club have already confirmed that youth team coach Patrick Gabriel will take charge of the team on a caretaker basis.

Nancy prop up Ligue 1 with 11 points, eight adrift of safety, and only one win all season, which came on the opening day against Brest.

Fernandez's last match in charge brought them their first win in any competition since then, a 5-1 success against fifth-tier Dreux in the Coupe de France on Saturday.