20.10.2014 15:02 h

Standard Liege part company with coach Luzon

The Israeli Guy Luzon left his position as coach of Standard Liege on Monday with his assistant Ivan Vukomanovic taking temporary charge of the first team, the Belgian club announced.

"Guy Luzon has announced to the squad that he is leaving his post as coach," read a short statement on the club's official Twitter feed, with Standard languishing in the lower reaches of the Belgian Pro League table, 11 points behind leaders Anderlecht.

Standard had recorded just one win in eight games before Sunday's home meeting with Zulte Waregem, which was halted in the final minute with Luzon's team losing 2-1 as angry fans threw seats onto the field and then invaded the pitch.

Luzon, 39, was under contract until 2016 and Standard said that he will continue to work in owner Roland Duchatelet's network of clubs.

Duchatelet also owns English second-tier side Charlton Athletic, German lower-league side Carl Zeiss Jena, Alcorcon in the Spanish second division and Ujpest of Hungary.

Standard, the leading club from the French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium, have been champions 10 times and finished runners-up behind Anderlecht last season.