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Berizzo: Athletic sack coach after one win in 14 LaLiga games

Berizzo sacked by Athletic after one win in 14 LaLiga games

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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.

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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