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Swiss club sack 11 players who lost 10-0 to youth side

Friday, November 21, 2014

Swiss fourth-tier side FC Grenchen have taken the incredibly unusual step of sacking 11 of their players after a humiliating 10-0 defeat against FC Luzern's youth team.

Swiss club FC Grenchen sack 11 players who lost 10-0 to FC Luzern's youth team

Grenchen have been suffering a rather rough time in the Swiss fourth tier, having conceded 66 goals and picking up precisely zero points over the course of their last nine games.

Their dismal domestic run continued with the humiliating thrashing by Luzern last Saturday, which proved to be the final straw for Grenchen Sporting Director Renato Brun.

Strangely, Brun took the unusual step of siding with coach Patrick Boesch and instead decided to sack all 11 players that started against Luzern.

Brun, who has only been in the job since September, told AZ Solothurn: "It sounds brutal, but these players are not good enough for this league.

"I am the head of sport and there to do something when the club is not running smoothly. I am one who talks less and does more."

Coach Boesch added: "It works well and is not an issue. Others would have long since chucked in the towel in his situation."

And the 11 players who were released aren't best pleased after their names were reportedly put up on a list at Grenchen's training ground and told to clear their desks.

However, it seems Brun and Boesch retain the full backing of committee member and club sponsor Rolf Probst.

When asked about the extreme multi-man lay-offs over the weekend, Probst said: "The club management does a super job. We do not interfere in sporting decisions."

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