Toulouse sack manager after Kombouare Coupe de France defeat to amateurs

Toulouse sacked coach Antoine Kombouare on Sunday after Saturday's humiliating 1-0 Coupe de France round of 64 defeat to amateur side Saint-Pryve-Saint-Hilaire extended the club's worst-ever run of form.

The 56-year-old, who oversaw two wins from his first three matches in charge before a run of 10 consecutive losses across all competitions, was only appointed in mid-October as Alain Casanova's replacement.

Lille at home in Ligue 1 and Niort away in the Coupe de la Ligue were Kombouare's only successes with the club before the barren run set in.

However, his final match was a shock defeat to Saint-Pryve with Carnejy Antoine scoring the game's only goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

Denis Zanko has provisionally moved up from the youth academy to lead the senior side ahead of Saturday's home clash with Brest. Toulouse are bottom of Ligue 1 on goal difference with Nimes also on 12 points.

President Olivier Sadran said in mid-December after a 1-0 loss at home to Reims in Ligue 1 that he was prepared to reimburse season ticket holders because of lacklustre performances.

Kombouare has previously coached Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, Strasbourg, Guingamp, Dijon and Valenciennes in France.

Meanwhile, Ligue 2 side Niort also parted ways with coach Pascal Plancque after their shock Coupe de France defeat to Saint-Pierroise over the weekend.

Saint-Pierroise, who come from Reunion, which is just off the coast of Madagascar, travelled almost 10,000 km to win on the mainland and become the first overseas team to qualify for the round of 32 of the Coupe de France in over 30 years.