Thursday 21 September 2017

Reports: Rugby giants Toulon on the verge of sacking new coach after just 46 days in charge

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal (R) stands next to new coach Diego Dominguez (L) for the 2015-2016 season on March 7, 2015 before a French Top 14 rugby union match between RC Toulon and Brive at the Mayol stadium in the southeastern French city of Toulon. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal (R) stands next to new coach Diego Dominguez (L) for the 2015-2016 season on March 7, 2015 before a French Top 14 rugby union match between RC Toulon and Brive at the Mayol stadium in the southeastern French city of Toulon. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

French powerhouse Toulon are reportedly going to sack new head coach Diego Dominguez if the team lose to Toulouse this weekend.

The three-time European champions have had a slow start to the Top 14 season, losing two of their first three games - including a shock home defeat to Brive last weekend when they were 1/50 favourites.

That sort of form was never likely to be tolerated by mercurial Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal, who handpicked the legendary Italy out-half to replace Bernard Laporte at the end of last season.

Dominguez shadowed Laporte, the most successful coach in the club's history, for the final six months of last season, but following three lackluster performances, Boudjellal is ready to part ways with his top man according to French paper Midi Olympique.

The Toulon owner said last week that Dominguez - whose role with the French club is his first coaching job - has this weekend's match against Toulouse to save his job.

Despite only taking up the position 46 days ago, the paper say that Dominguez is set to be replaced by forwards coach Marc del Maso and Ex-Bath head coach Mike Ford for the remainder of the season if the team don't perform this weekend.

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