Al Arabi fire Lechantre after three games

DOHA: Qatar Stars League (QSL) side Al Arabi on Sunday fired coached Pierre Lechantre just three games into the new season.

Al Arabi on Saturday rallied for a 1-1 draw against former champions Al Gharafa. Lechantre, who signed a new deal at the start of the new season, is a former Qatar coach.

Al Arabi have lost 1 match and drawn 2 in the three matches played so far. They went down to Al Sadd in the season's opening game on September 15. Lechantre becomes the first casualty of the new season.

The Frenchman had replaced Paulo Silas at the start of January this year after Al Arabi had fired the latter for indifferent results.

This is Al Arabi's second sacking inside nine months. Dr. Ahmad Al-Emadi, General Secretary, Al Arabi, said the club was now looking for a new coach.