Sevilla 'consider axing a THIRD manager in 12 months' after the club's poor start to the season – with Jose Luis Mendilibar 'on the verge of the sack' despite winning the Europa League last summer
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Sevilla 'consider axing a THIRD manager in 12 months' after the club's poor start to the season – with Jose Luis Mendilibar 'on the verge of the sack' despite winning the Europa League last summer

Nov 12, 2023
  • Sevilla considering sacking Jose Luis Mendilibar after poor start to the season
  • It would be a third change of manager in the last year for the LaLiga side
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Sevilla are considering making their third managerial change in the space of 12 months as pressure mounts on Jose Luis Mendilibar. 

The LaLiga club have won just two of eleven matches across all competitions so far this season. 

Mendilibar guided Sevilla to a record seventh Europa League title in June, but could be set to pay the price for a slow start to the current campaign. 

The 62-year-old also helped the club avoid relegation last term after taking the managerial reins in March 2023.

However, this season has been less successful with results declining and former Manchester City man Fernando was furious with his manager after being substituted in the first half of Sevilla’s 2-2 draw against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. 

Jose Luis Mendilibar could be sacked as Sevilla manager following a slow start to the season

Jose Luis Mendilibar could be sacked as Sevilla manager following a slow start to the season

Sevilla have won just two of their first 11 matches in all competitions following a 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Saturday

Sevilla have won just two of their first 11 matches in all competitions following a 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Saturday

 

And the ex-Eibar and Athletic Bilbao boss could now be set to lose his job, with the Sevilla hierarchy now considering another change of manager – as per Relevo.   

The dismissal of Mendilibar would represent a third change of manager within a year after Julen Lopetegui was sacked in October 2022 and Jorge Sampaoli was moved on in March.

Mendilibar won the Europa League with Sevilla in May but could now be set to the third Sevilla manager to lose their job in the last 12 months

Mendilibar won the Europa League with Sevilla in May but could now be set to the third Sevilla manager to lose their job in the last 12 months

Sevilla currently sit 13th in the LaLiga table following the draw against Rayo Vallecano. 

They have registered only two wins in the league and are yet to taste victory in the Champions League following group stage draws against Lens and PSV. 

Mendilibar also suffered a defeat against Man City in the UEFA Super Cup, as the Champions League holders claimed victory in a penalty shootout. 

If Mendilibar does depart, Sevilla will be searching for their tenth different manager since Unai Emery left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2016.

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