Montbeliard, France – Sochaux revealed Thursday that Eric Hely has resigned from his managerial post, one day after the club was humbled in a 5-1 loss at Guingamp.
"Eric Hely presented his resignation as head coach of Sochaux on Wednesday, Sept. 25, after the defeat against Guingamp," the club said in a statement on their website. "Given the recent results, president Laurent Pernet has accepted his resignation.
"Sochaux wish to pay tribute to the professionalism and the work of Eric Hely over the course of his several years at the club, and in particular the last two seasons where he played an active role in maintaining the club's top- flight status."
Hely is the first Ligue 1 manager to leave his post this season, though it was confirmed that the 48-year-old will remain with the club in a capacity that has yet to be determined.
Sochaux remain the only Ligue 1 club without a win this season.