Granada to sack Sandoval?

Granada will reportedly make a decision on whether to sack Coach Jose Ramon Sandoval “in the coming hours”.

Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Valencia at Los Carmenes was the Andalucians’ 11th in 13 games and left them bottom of La Liga, four points adrift of safety, and Marca claims President Quique Pina and sporting director Juan Carlos Cordero are due to meet on Monday to review the trainer’s position.

“I’ve never given up on anything in my life,” Sandoval said after the game.

“The club have given me a lot up until now, especially confidence, and I don’t believe they’ll take it from me.”

Although there is every chance Sandoval could stay on, Pina and Cordero are aware of the need for Granada to survive and reportedly believe a change at the helm could inspire a revival akin to last season, when the former Rayo Vallecano boss replaced Abel Resino.

Former Almeria boss Francisco Rodriguez and ex-Getafe man Cosmin Contra, who was sacked by Guangzhou R&F last July, are the frontrunners to replace Sandoval.

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