Official: Sevilla sack Montella

Sevilla have officially sacked Coach Vincenzo Montella and replaced him with former boss Joaquin Caparros until the end of the season.

A statement on Sevilla’s official website confirms Montella has been fired after nine games without a win and ‘only’ 19 points from 16 matches in La Liga, with Friday’s 2-1 defeat to Levante the final straw.

The Italian only replaced Eduardo Berizzo in December and guided Los Nervionenses to the Copa del Rey Final and the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Manchester United.

However, he could not prevent a 5-0 hammering by Barcelona in the Copa Final, while Sevilla have not won a single match since eliminating United on March 13.

Montella’s successor is Caparros, who coached the Andalusians between 2000-2005, taking them into the top flight, before laying the foundations for their Europa League triumphs in each of the following two seasons.

The statement explains Sevilla have been in talks with the 62-year-old for ‘several months’ and will be given a new role once the club overhaul their management structure.

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