Al Arabi sack Lechantre

Qatari club Al Arabi on Sunday sacked their French coach Pierre Lechantre.

"Al Arabi is now looking for a new manager who will match the club's ambitions," announced the side's director general Ahmed Al-Emadi.

Lechantre, who took over from Brazilian Paolo Silas in March this year, is a former coach of the Qatari national side.

His dismissal comes less than 24 hours after Al Arabi's goalless draw with Al Gharafa on the third day of the new season.