Lens have announced that coach Joel Muller has been sacked.

Muller, who joined from Metz in 2001, has replaced by assistant coach Francis Gillot, chairman Gervais Martel confirmed.

Lens suffered their third consecutive loss on Saturday when they went down 2-0 to Monaco – which left them 14th in Ligue One. They were also knocked out of the French League Cup after a 3-0 home defeat to St Etienne last week.