Perrin poised for St Etienne position

Former Olympique Lyon coach Alain Perrin will be named St Etienne coach on Wednesday after both sides reached an agreement, the Ligue 1 club said.

"We are happy Alain Perrin agreed to join us. He will be presented tomorrow in St Etienne to sign a contract," St Etienne sporting director Damien Comolli said in a statement.

St Etienne sacked coach Laurent Roussey on Monday after they slid into the relegation zone with a fifth successive defeat in Ligue 1.