Alavés sack Zubeldia, line up Aitor Karanka


Alavés sack Zubeldia, line up Aitor Karanka

Alavés sack Zubeldia, line up Aitor Karanka



Alavés could make a move for out of work Karanka, who was an assistant manager to Jose Mourinho during his spell at Real Madrid and played with Alavés as a youth.

Deportivo Alavés has sacked Luis Zubeldía just hours after a 3-0 defeat against Villarreal that saw them fail to score yet again, which was their fourth game, and loss, in a row. The Argentine was asked after the game whether his future was in doubt and he responded in the negative because he "signed for a year" and continues to want to do the best for the team.

Alaves said in an official statement that Javier Cabello, former manager of Cultural Leonesa would be taking over for the time being. They also went on to thank Zubeldia "for the work done during his time at the club and wish him the best of luck in the future."

The Vitorian club are already lining up his replacement despite naming an interim manager. Aitor Karanka has been mentioned. The Spaniard was sacked at Middlesbrough last season but has extensive knowledge of LaLiga. He played with Alavés as a youth and spent 14 years playing in Spain before assisting Jose Mourinho for three years during his spell at the helm at Real Madrid.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
18Espanyol 1 0 1 2
19Málaga 0 0 0 4
20Alavés 0 0 0 4
Full standing
Next matches
Deportivo - Alavés X-20/09 21:00
Alavés - Real Madrid S-23/09 16:15
Levante - Alavés S-30/09 18:30

*Update at 17 de septiembre de 2017


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