Ajaccio part ways with Ravanelli
Fabrizio Ravanelli's tenure as AC Ajaccio coach has ended after just 12 games following his side's 3-1 defeat to Valenciennes FC on Saturday.
Hopes were high when the former Italian international striker signed a two-year contract at the Stade François Coty last summer to take on his first senior coaching role. However, with just a single win this Ligue 1 campaign, and the club in the relegation zone, Ajaccio president Alain Orsoni took the decision to show Ravanelli the exit.
"It's not an easy decision for a number of reasons. I really appreciated Fabrizio Ravanelli, I really wanted it to work. I don't remember seeing a staff work that much, from morning till night without stopping. You know what football's like: things aren't going well and the only solution is to change the staff," explained Orsoni.
"That doesn't necessarily mean it's the right solution and that things will work with a new staff. I'm sad and disappointed that it hasn't worked out."