Catalans Dragons have sacked their head coach Laurent Frayssinous following the 18-10 defeat to Huddersfield Giants at Magic Weekend.
Yesterday’s loss was a fifth in a row for the French outfit, who currently sit outside the Super League’s top eight.
Pressure was starting to mount on Frayssinous last weekend when the Dragons were dumped out of the Challenge Cup after a 62-0 humiliation against Hull FC.
In a brief statement, the club said: “This morning, following the anticipated return in France, the Chairman Bernard Guasch and some members of the Board have mutually agreed with Laurent Frayssinous to part company.
“Dragons will be led by assistants Jérôme Guisset and Michael Monaghan, as well as General Manager Alex Chan on an interim basis.”
Frayssinous was appointed head coach of Catalans at the end of 2012, replacing Trent Robinson, but failed to guide the club to any silverware during his time in charge.