Sevilla, a La Liga giant, is currently in a difficult slump that puts them in actual danger of relegation. The Andalusia-based team is one of the most well-known clubs in Spanish football history.
Sevilla is in danger of relegation from La Liga
They have only won La Liga once in their existence, in 1946. Sevilla also has the most Europa League titles (six), having won three in a row between the 2013/14 and 2015/16 seasons. Last season, they competed for the title under Julen Lopetegui but eventually drifted behind and finished fourth.
This season has been nothing short of a disaster, with the club sitting in 19th position in La Liga. Lopetegui was fired in October after losing five of his previous eight matches as manager. However, new manager Jorge Sampaoli is having a difficult time at the legendary club.
Sevilla has only won three games while losing eight, which is already treble the number of games they lost last season. On their present form, they are in serious risk of getting relegated by the conclusion of the season.
Sevilla’s Champions League campaign was cut short after placing third in their group. It included Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. However, they have a chance to win a seventh Europa League crown. Although it appears that they would need a miracle to do so.
Their poor form has prompted speculation that Sevilla is looking for a new manager again. According to the Spanish news outlet Fichajes, Monchi, the club’s director of football, is now considering firing Sampaoli.
Jose Bordalas was named, and he has a reputation for tough and intense football from his stint as manager of Getafe and Valencia. Sevilla returns to action on Tuesday night in the Copa del Rey against Alaves, followed by a key La Liga match against Cadiz, who are one point ahead of the Seville club in the table.