Sevilla sack coach Eduardo Berizzo after poor run of results
Argentinean only returned to work one week ago following operation to treat prostate cancer
Sevilla have sacked coach Eduardo Berizzo. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images
Eduardo Berizzo has lost his job as Sevilla’s head coach almost a month after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer.
Berizzo, 48, succeeded his fellow Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in May.
He had led the Andalusians to fifth place in La Liga and into the Champions League knockout stages, where they will play Manchester United, but a statement published on Sevilla’s official website on Friday night said he had been dismissed “due to the team’s bad run”.
Sevilla are without a win in three, having suffered a 5-0 thrashing at Real Madrid earlier this month, although Ernesto Marcucci was in charge for that fixture at the Bernabeu.
Berizzo underwent successful surgery to treat prostate cancer in late November and returned to the Sevilla bench for last week’s goalless draw with Levante.
With his former club Celta Vigo he reached May’s Europa League final, losing to United in Stockholm.