St Etienne have sacked coach Laurent Roussey after the Ligue 1 side slumped to a fifth successive league defeat.
The French club have yet to notname a replacement.
“St Etienne have decided to reshuffle their sporting organisation and to relieve Laurent Roussey of his duties,” the club said in a statement.
St Etienne are currently 18th in the 20-team league with 10 points from 13 games.
They lost 3-0 to Rennes on Sunday, their third home defeat in a row in Ligue 1.
Roussey was appointed at the start of last season and he led St Etienne to a fifth-place finish in the previous campaign.