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Hantz steps down as Metz coach

IANS  |  Paris 

Relegated side announced on Wednesday an early departure of head at the end of the season following mutual agreement between the club and the

The current contract would have bound Hantz with the French club until June 2019, reports

"and (the club's President) have decided today and by mutual agreement, after regular exchanges held for several weeks, that they would put an early end to their collaboration at the end of the 2017-2018 season, after last match between and Bordeaux," Metz, already set to feature in next season, said in a statement.

Hantz took over as the head following the dismissal of at the start of this season, while failing to maintain the team in the elite

Metz were firmly restrained at the bottom with just 26 points prior to Saturday's matchup against Bordeaux.

The French coach admitted that "not everything has been implemented" to accomplish the goal in an interview with French daily L'Equipe last week.

Metz added that will also leave the club.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 21:54 IST