Sevilla fires Jorge Sampaoli

File – Jose Luis Mendilibar, coach of Alaves, watches during the Spanish League, La Liga Santander, football match played between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on February 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. – Oscar J. Barroso / AFP7 / Europa Press – Archive


The Basque José Luis Mendilibar was appointed this Tuesday as the new coach of Sevilla FC until the end of the season, after the club announced the resignation of Argentine Jorge Sampaoli after less than five months in office, a decision precipitated by the defeat from last week. weekend week in Getafe, which means that the team is only two points above the relegation zone.

“Seville FC and José Luis Mendilibar have agreed on the Basque coach to become the new coach of the Nervionense team. He signs until June 30 and this afternoon he will lead his first session at the José Ramón Cisneros Palacios Sports City “reported the Nervión entity in a statement, announcing that the new coach will be presented next Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium.

Mendilibar, aged 62 and starting out as a coach in the lower divisions of Athletic Club, has made 448 appearances on the First Division bench, with his six full seasons with Eibar being his longest adventure.

He also went through Real Valladolid, the team he joined in the 2006-07 season, the year in which he was promoted to the First Division eight days before the end of the course. During the 2009-2010 campaign, Mendilibar left the blanquivioleta bench -with more than 150 appearances- and went to Osasuna in the middle of the 2010-2011 season, where he would stay until the 2013-2014 season had just started, where he the Pamploneses led the First Division in a total of 102 games.

After a short-lived three-month stint with Levante, with only eight games on the bench, Mendilibar returns to the ‘armero’ team, where he enjoyed the best seasons as a coach from the 2015-2016 academic year until the end of 2020. -2021, when he descended to Second. His last experience was with Alavés in the 2021-2022 season, at the end of December, to train for 12 games.

De Bask replaces Sampaoli at Sevilla, who announced the departure of the Argentinian with a statement this morning. “The fact that the team has failed to move out of the lowest positions in the league table since taking up the position as coach and the image the team has provided in the team’s last matches have led the club to make this decision. looking for a reaction in the last 12 days left to finish the competition,” the club said.

“Seville FC would like to thank Sampaoli for the services rendered and wish him every success in his future,” he added of the Argentine, who had already managed the Nervionense team in the 2016/17 season, and left his position after taking command took over again. of the team in early October, following the resignation of Julen Lopetegui.

In these less than five months, he has directed 31 matches -19 in LaLiga Santander, five in the Copa del Rey and seven in the Europa League-, with a record of 13 wins, six draws and 12 losses. In the domestic competition, the team has lost three of its last four games and is fourteenth with 28 points, just two above the danger zones.

Source: Noti Merica

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