DOHA: Laurent Blanc, former Paris Saint-Germain coach and French World Cup winner, has been sacked by Al Rayan of Qatar whom he joined in December 2020.

Chilean Nicolás Córdova will take over as caretaker a team ninth out of 12 clubs in the Qatar Stars Leaghue after a 1-1 draw with bottom clun Al-Sailiya.

The squad has been misfiring despite the presence of French world champion Steven Nzonzi, Colombian James Rodríguez and Algerian Yacine Brahimi .

Blanc, 56, had hoped to revive his coaching career more than four years after being sacked by PSG after the club’s Champions League quarter-finals exit in 2016 and despite having led them the previous season to a domestic hat-trick of league, cup and league cup..
Córdoba, coach of the Qatar U-23 team, is an interim appointment only until the end of the season.