Sevilla fired their manager, Jorge Sampaoli, to try to avoid being kicked out of La Liga. After their 2-0 loss to Getafe on Sunday, they were only two points ahead of the three teams at the bottom of the table. The club did something about it by firing the former manager of Argentina and Marseille.
Sevilla sack Jorge Sampaoli following La League drop zone slump
After the international break, Sevilla will play Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Sampaoli, who is 63 years old, was in charge of Sevilla in 2016–17. He went back to the Andalusian club last October after Julen Lopetegui was fired. In Sampaoli’s second season, Sevilla won 13, tied six, and lost 12 of their 31 games. He led them to the last eight of the Europa League. They have won a record six times since 2006.
“Sevilla have today relieved Jorge Sampaoli of his duties,” read a club statement. “Following the defeat at Getafe, which leaves the side just above the relegation zone, the club have decided to part ways with the Argentine coach ahead of the international break.”
The club statement went on: “Sampaoli will no longer lead today’s training session, scheduled for 18.00, while the club is already working on recruiting a new coach as soon as possible. Sevilla FC would like to thank Jorge Sampaoli for his dedication and commitment at the club and wish him the best of luck in his future.”