Report: China fires coach Perrin


China’s soccer authorities have terminated the contract of Frenchman Alain Perrin as national coach, state broadcaster CCTV reported Friday.

Officials from the Chinese Football Association (CFA) held a meeting with Perrin on Thursday and “clearly informed him that their co-operation would not continue,” CCTV’s sports channel said on a verified social media account.

“This means Perrin was formally dismissed from the Chinese national team,” it added, saying Perrin could be entitled to three months’ salary in compensation.

The former Lyon and Marseille boss was appointed in February 2014 and took China to the Asian Cup quarterfinals in Australia earlier this year.

But results since then have faltered.