03.11.2014 15:21 h

Makelele sacked by struggling Bastia

Former France midfielder Claude Makelele's first coaching stint was brought to a premature end on Monday when he was sacked by Ligue 1 strugglers SC Bastia.

"The board of directors of SCB inform their supporters and partners that as of today Claude Makelele is no longer the coach of Sporting Club of Bastia," read a statement on the club's website.

Makelele, 41, was appointed in the summer but lasted just 12 Ligue 1 games in charge of the Corsicans, winning two.

The final straw was Saturday's 1-0 defeat away to Guingamp which left Bastia second from bottom in the top flight.