Sevilla fired the Argentina coach on Tuesday, two days after a 2-0 defeat at Getafe in the Spanish league. “Following the defeat in Getafe, which leaves the team just above the relegation zone, the club has decided to say goodbye to the Argentine coach before the international break,” Sevilla said in a statement. “The image shown by the team in these last games has led the club to make this decision, hoping to recover in the last 12 days of the Spanish league.”
In his early days at Sevilla, he was captivated with earning his chance with the national team but Argentina struggled the most with Sampaoli, who was sacked after the side’s knockout round defeat by France in Russia. Sampaoli leaves Seville in 14th place in the Spanish league, two points from the relegation zone.
The traditional club from southern Spain has won one of their last five league games, lost three, and drawn one. He has seven wins, seven draws, and 12 losses in the competition. Sevilla, eliminated by Osasuna in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, will face Manchester United in the Europa League quarter-finals next month. Sampaoli, 63, has led Sevilla in a total of 31 games since Julen Lopetegui took the helm last year, winning 13, drawing 6, and losing 12. Sevilla was last relegated to the second tier in 2000, returning the following season and remaining in the top flight ever since.
Sevilla didn’t immediately announce a replacement for Sampaoli. He said he was “already working to hire a new manager as soon as possible. Sampaoli previously coached Chilean side and new French club Marseille, as well as Brazilian sides Santos and Atlético Mineiro.” Read Also: Rafael Nadal is out of WTA top 10 rankings for the first time since 2005