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Thursday December 6 2018
What we learned from La Liga Week 14

Daryl Hammond looks back at the best storylines of the weekend, including big trouble in Bilbao and star players elsewhere.

Athletic Club Bilbao sacked Coach Eduardo Berizzo

Athletic in real trouble

Athletic Club, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid hold the great distinction of being the only three clubs to never to be relegated from the Spanish top flight. That status is under threat.

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Tuesday December 4 2018
Athletic Club sack Eduardo Berizzo, appoint Gaizka Garitano

Eduardo Berizzo has been sacked by Athletic Club Bilbao after a 13-game winless run in La Liga, with Gaizka Garitano replacing him in the hotseat.

The Basque giants lost 3-0 at Levante on Monday night with Berizzo stating that ‘if my resignation helps, then it will happen’, with his side sitting in the relegation zone.

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Tuesday December 4 2018
Eduardo Berizzo: "If my resignation helps Athletic Club, then it will happen"

Eduardo Berizzo has stated that ‘if my resignation helps, then it will happen’ after Athletic Club’s 3-0 defeat at Levante on Monday.

The Basque giants have not won a La Liga match since the opening day of the campaign and that 13-match winless run has seen the club slip into the relegation zone.

“If my resignation helps, then it will happen,” Berizzo told reporters, as cited by Marca.

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Tuesday August 28 2018
Berizzo questions league postponement

Athletic Club Bilbao boss Eduardo Berizzo has called on La Liga to find a way of playing their upcoming tie with Rayo Vallecano.

On Monday, the league announced the match would be postponed due to Rayo’s El Campo de Futbol de Vallecas closed due to ongoing renovation work until mid-October.

“The most convenient thing is for us to play the game,” Berizzo told reporters after his side’s 2-2 draw with Huesca.

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Tuesday August 21 2018
Berizzo hails Athletic's 'perseverance'

Athletic Bilbao boss Eduardo Berizzo praised his side’s ‘perseverance’ following their last-minute winner against Leganes on Monday.

The Argentine got off to a winning start following his summer appointment thanks to Iker Muniain’s winner in the third minute of stoppage time to see of Lega 2-1 at San Mames.

“Our team showed a good attitude and perseverance to find the winner,” Berizzo told reporters.

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Monday August 20 2018
Berizzo: Athletic Club ready for campaign

Eduardo Berizzo (pictured right) insists his Athletic Club Bilbao side are ‘ready’ for starting their La Liga campaign against Leganes on Monday.

The former Celta Vigo and Sevilla Coach will go up against his countryman Mauricio Pellegrino, with both tacticians new in their respective jobs.

“We are ready for the first game and enthusiastic about displaying what we can do,” Berizzo told reporters.

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Friday June 1 2018
Berizzo 'honoured' by Athletic role

New Athletic Bilbao Coach Eduardo Berizzo believes it is important for him to ‘understand the values of the club’ following his appointment.

The Argentine has replaced Jose Angel Ziganda in the San Mames hot-seat and faces a challenge to return the club to competing in European football.

“For me, this job is an honour and I am very excited,” Berizzo told reporters on Thursday.

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Thursday May 31 2018
OFFICIAL: Athletic appoint Berizzo

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed the appointment of former Sevilla Coach Eduardo Berizzo on a one-year contract, replacing Jose Angel Ziganda.

Berizzo, who was recovering from prostate cancer at the time of his sacking, is now the new man in the hot seat at San Mames.

The Basque giants are said to view the former Celta Vigo Coach as the ideal candidate to rekindle the approach of former tactician Marcelo Bielsa, who previously managed Athletic.

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Wednesday May 30 2018
Berizzo set for Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao will appoint former Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo as their new Coach with an announcement expected on Thursday, say reports in Spain.

Cadena Cope report the Argentine has chosen by the Basque giants to replace Jose Angel Ziganda, who left his role at the end of the campaign.

The 48-year-old was dismissed from his role at Sevilla back in December, despite guiding them to the knockout stages of the Champions League and 28 points from 17 La Liga matches.

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Monday April 16 2018
Berizzo sets Athletic Club demands

Athletic Bilbao are continuing negotiations with out-of-work Coach Eduardo Berizzo but the two are currently at odds with the valuation of his contract.

A report in Marca states the Argentine tactician is demanding an annual salary of €2.5m, while the club’s initial offer stood at just €1.5m.

Berizzo is reportedly remaining in the Basque city to continue with negotiations having flown in from Chile the previous week.

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