Nice have announced the sacking of coach Gernot Rohr after a series of poor results, left the struggling Ligue 1 club hovering just over the relegation zone.

With four games left, Nice are 17th in the 20-strong table, just three points clear of Bastia.

German Rohr, 50, had been in charge at Nice since 2002. Gerard Buscher, who has been coaching the club’s amateur team, will replace him until the end of the season.