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Lille are on a downward slope, and while that's not Rudi Garcia's fault, he doesn't appear to know how to arrest the slump.
After winning the Ligue 1 title in 2010-11, Les Dogues lost key players in Gervinho and Yohan Cabaye for half their worth. In the subsequent campaign, the team finished third behind Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier.
Although he still had Eden Hazard at his disposal, PSG's financial clout and MHSC's superb one-off season meant third was an acceptable placing.
Unfortunately, results this season cannot be excused. Hazard is gone, but Lille should not be 11th in the French league table. Before their weekend win, they'd accumulated seven points from seven games.
Chairmen can sometimes overlook patchy league form if his team is performing well in other competitions (see Roman Abramovich and Chelsea), but losing at home to BATE Borisov and then away to Valencia is not currently found in the "How to Keep Your Job" manual.