Sevilla have announced the departure of Julen Lopetegui as their first team coach. The head coach has been relieved of his duties following the 4-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
The Andalusian side have lost four consecutive home games for the first time since 2002. They are currently 17th in the table, with only five points from seven games.
Sevilla sack Julen Lopetegui after three years
“Sevilla FC have relieved Julen Lopetegui of his duties as first-team coach following our clash against Borussia Dortmund,” read a club statement. “It brings an end to a successful period with three magnificent campaigns in which the club achieved their objectives and a fourth season where unfortunately the results have not gone our way, with the club taking five points from a possible 21 in LaLiga.”
Lopetegui spent three years with Sevilla, and helped them earn a Champions League finish in each of the three seasons. His greatest achievement, however, was winning the Europa League with the club after defeating Inter Milan 3-2 in the finals.
Wolves have been keeping tabs on Julen Lopetegui, and are expected to make him the new head coach after they recently dismissed Bruno Lage. Nothing advanced is in place as of yet, and the two sides are yet to reach an agreement for the same.