Lyon have announced the dismissal of head coach Sylvinho after a run of one win in nine matches in all competitions.
The Brazilian's first season in charge of the club started in encouraging fashion with respective 3-0 and 6-0 wins over Monaco and Angers in Ligue 1.
However, Lyon have failed to win a league match since, their only victory coming in a surprise 2-0 Champions League defeat of RB Leipzig in Germany on Wednesday.
Sylvinho has paid the price for their dip in form, despite having only taken the job in May.
OL has decided to implement a procedure that could lead to the termination of the employment contract of Mr. Sylvio Mendes Campo Júnior.— OL English 🇬🇧 (@OL_English) October 7, 2019
During the course of this procedure training will be provided by Mr. Gerald Baticle under the direction of the sports director Juninho. pic.twitter.com/3v0P7NiD8s
Lyon confirmed assistant coach Gerald Baticle will take temporary charge of the first team, who lost 1-0 to rivals Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
Sporting director Juninho Pernambucano, whose future has also come under scrutiny in recent weeks, remains in his role.
Lyon host Dijon on October 19 after the international break.