SOCHAUX, France (AP) — Former player Omar Daf will take charge of Sochaux in a caretaker role as the struggling club looks for a successor to coach Eric Hely.
Hely resigned after Wednesday's 5-1 defeat at promoted Guingamp left Sochaux rooted to the bottom of the French league, but will continue to have a role in the club.
President Laurent Pernet said on Friday there are "four to six names on our short list" to become full-time coach and that "it's not a decision to be taken lightly."
Daf played over 200 games for Sochaux at right back and Pernet says "he has the necessary qualities for this temporary mission." The 36-year-old will be assisted by Eric Pegorer and Bernard Gines.
Sochaux has yet to win a match and hosts 19th-place Valenciennes on Saturday.
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