The faltering Sevilla team fired Argentine Jorge Sampaoli as coach on Tuesday, just keeping them out of the relegation zone.
Jorge Sampaoli has been relieved of his responsibilities, Sevilla FC announced in a statement.
“Ahead of the international break, the club has chosen to separate ways with the Argentine coach following the setback against Getafe, which leaves the team narrowly above the relegation zone.”
Sevilla CF wishes Jorge Sampaoli the best of luck in the future and thanks him for his commitment and dedication to the team.
Sevilla hired the former Chile and Argentina coach in October, but the team has been unable to improve upon its dismal mid-table performance. In 31 games during his second term with the club, Sampaoli presided over 13 victories, six draws, and 12 losses.
With 28 points, Sevilla is two points behind Getafe, who they lost to 2-0 on Sunday, and Almeria, who are vying for two of the three relegation slots. Sevilla is presently in 13th place in La Liga.
Sevilla, which has won the Europa League a record six times, will play Manchester United in the tournament’s quarterfinals next month.