Sevilla have sacked head coach Eduardo Berizzo a week after he returned to the dugout following prostate cancer surgery.
Last month Sevilla offered Eduardo Berizzo their “maximum support” in his battle against cancer.
And Sevilla’s statement tonight blamed his exit on a poor start to the season.
They hope to name his replacement soon after the winter break.
A club statement read: “The Board of Directors has taken the decision to dismiss the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo , due to the team’s bad run.
“Sevilla FC would like to express their gratitude to Eduardo Berizzo for his professionalism and dedication shown in the performance of his work, as well as for the good treatment given to all members of the club since his arrival.”
Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat at Real Sociedad was their fourth successive match without a win across all competitions leaving them fifth in the table.
Former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has been linked with the manager’s job in recent days