Journalism of Courage

Sevilla sack coach Berizzo less than a month after cancer operation

Sevilla Football Club announced on Friday that they have sacked coach Eduardo Berrizo less than halfway through the season.

Berizzo joined Sevilla in the summer after spending three seasons with Celta Vigo, but had to take a rest from his position in November after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

He returned to the Sevilla bench a week ago, just 17 days after his operation, to oversee a 0-0 draw at home to Levante and was also in charge for Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat away to Real Sociedad.



Sevilla have taken just one point from their last three league games, but still remain fifth in the Liga Santander and under Berizzo’s guidance they reached the last 16 of the Champions League and are also in the last 16 of the Cup.

His condition was made public after Sevilla came from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Liverpool in the Champions League group stage on 21 November.

In a statement, Sevilla said the process to find a new head coach had started.

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and former Malaga and Osasuna boss Javi Gracia are among the favorites to replace the Argentinean at the Sanchez Pizjuan.



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