Berizzo: Athletic sack coach after one win in 14 LaLiga games
Less than a year on from being fired by Sevilla, Eduardo Berizzo has been dismissed by Athletic Bilbao after a poor start to the season.
Athletic Bilbao have sacked Eduardo Berizzo after presiding over just a single win in his 14 LaLiga games at the helm.
Berizzo appointed as Athletic coach only seven months ago
Berizzo was given a one-year deal by the Basque club in May, replacing Jose Angel Ziganda, but things have not gone to plan for the Argentinian coach.
Athletic played 14 league games with Berizzo in charge, but have not won since the opening day of the campaign against Leganés and sit third from bottom, three points adrift of safety.
Athletic Club has decided to terminate the contract that united its coach Eduardo Berizzo with the entity.— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) December 4, 2018
From tomorrow, Wednesday December 5th, Gaizka Garitano will be responsible for managing the first team of Athletic Club. Mila esker Eduardo, zorte on! #AthleticClub pic.twitter.com/6JPIdDJI9X
Never-relegated Athletic facing fight to beat LaLiga drop
Along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Athletic are one of just three clubs to have never been relegated from LaLiga, but they face a real struggle in ensuring that historic run continues beyond the current campaign.
Among their most damaging result this term was the 3-1 home defeat to bitter local rivals Real Sociedad at the start of October.
Monday's 3-0 loss at Levante proved the final straw, with Berizzo being relieved of his duties for the second time in under a year, after he was sacked by Sevilla last December.
Reserve-team boss Garitano named as Berizzo's replacement
Athletic have appointed Gaizka Garitano – the club's reserve team coach – as Berizzo's successor.
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