Sevilla have sacked their coach Antonio Alvarez after their 2-0 defeat at Hercules on Sunday, replacing him with Gregorio Manzano.
Alvarez led the side to a Copa del Rey triumph and Champions League qualification last season but after losing to Braga in the Champions League play-off and underperforming domestically, Sevilla decided to fire Alvarez.
Sevilla are yet to win at home in four matches in all competitions. The failure to perform at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is believed to have been a significant factor in the club’s decision to dispense with Alvarez’s services.
Alvarez leaves after only six months at the helm. He was promoted to replace Manolo Jimenez on a temporary basis back in March, and steered the side to a 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey final and fourth place in the league last May.
Former Mallorca coach Manzano will take charge for the club’s visit to Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday before they meet Atletico Madrid in Seville on October 3.
Manzano steered Mallorca to an impressive fifth place last season but the club were unable to agree to terms for a new contract.