sevilla coach sacked following europa league exit

21:30    15 Mar 2019

Pablo Machin
Sevilla have sacked coach Pablo Machin following the club's exit from this season's Europa League.

The Spanish side announced on Friday that they had parted company with the Spaniard who won 26 of his 50 games in charge of the club, having taken over the reins at the start of the season.

Joaquin Caparnos has duly been announced as Machin's replacement until the end of the season, having previously served in the role following Vincenzo Montella's dismissal during the 2017-18 campaign.

Sevilla topped the Spanish LaLiga standings in November following a strong start to the season, but a dip in form has seen their chances of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League dwindle.

"Sevilla FC have made the decision this Friday to part company with first team coach Pablo Machin following a string of poor results in recent weeks," read an official club statement.

"Director of football Joaquin Caparros will take the reigns with immediate effect."

Sevilla lost 6-5 on aggregate to Slavia Praha in the Round of 16 of they season's Europa League.

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