Sevilla sack Jorge Sampaoli after five months in charge
The Spanish club Sevilla has sacked manager Jorge Sampaoli after just five months in charge.
Sevilla announced on Tuesday that they have decided to sack Jorge Sampaoli. He replaced Julen Lopetegui last October.
Sampaoli, who also managed Sevilla in the 2016–17 season, won only 13 of his 31 matches as Sevilla's manager in his second stint. Sevilla has reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League and will face Manchester United.
A Sevilla statement read:
"Sevilla have terminated the contract of coach Jorge Sampaoli after the team's defeat in Getafe, which has once again placed the team on the verge of relegation places.
"The fact that the team has not managed to get out of the lowest positions in the table since his incorporation as coach and the image offered in the last matches of the team have led the club to make this decision, in search of a reaction in the 12 games that remain in the league.
"Sevilla thanks Sampaoli for the services he has provided and wishes him the best of luck in his future.”
Reports suggest that former Real Valladolid and Eibar manager Jose Luis Mendilibar will become new Sevilla’s manager.
Sevilla has won just two of their last seven La Liga matches, losing four games in that run. Sevilla is in 14th place in La Liga after 26 matches. They are just two points above the relegation zone.
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