Stade Francais Sack Coach Ewen McKenzie After Poor Start To Top 14

Stade Francais Sack Coach Ewen McKenzie After Poor Start To Top 14

Ewen McKenzie and Christophe Dominici have this afternoon been sacked as coaches of struggling Stade Francais.

Stade owner Max Guazzini said McKenzie and former France winger Dominici would be replaced by Jacques Delmas and Didier Faugeron. The former Brive and Biaritz coaches respectively now have got the job of making the fantastic squad’s results pick up.

The Parisian club went down 30-22 to Biarritz on Sunday, just days after sinking to their heaviest home defeat in nine years when they lost 40-35 against Montauban on Wednesday.

The two defeats left Stade second from bottom of the Top 14 with just seven points from five games. Newly-promoted Albi are rooted at the bottom of the table, winless after four games.

The disastrous start to the season comes despite the Stade squad boasting an array of international players and having been boosted by the off-season signings of English duo James Haskell and Tom Palmer, France scrum-half Julien Dupuy and Scotland full-back Hugo Southwell.

McKenzie who won 51 caps as a prop for the Wallabies was formerly coach of the New South Waratahs in the Super 14, while Dominici is expected to stay on at the club in another capacity as he has been part of the club since 1997 and has shares in the club itself.