Casanova's Toulouse love affair ends as Arribage takes over

Alain Casanova has left Toulouse after seven years as coach, with Dominique Arribage replacing him at the Ligue 1 club.

Dominique Arribage has replaced the long-serving Alain Casanova as coach of Ligue 1 strugglers Toulouse.

Toulouse are in the relegation zone after suffering a 1-0 defeat at Lens on Saturday following an embarrassing 6-1 thrashing at home to Marseille.

President Olivier Sadran confirmed that former Toulouse defender Arribage has taken the helm, with Casanova's seven-year reign coming to an end on Monday.

Arribage, who was working as a scout for the club, will be assisted by Teddy Richert and Michael Debeve - also former Toulouse players.

The 43-year-old's first game in charge will be a home clash with high-flying Bordeaux on Saturday.