Sevilla replace Michel with Emery

Sevilla have sacked coach Michel after less than a year in charge and appointed Unai Emery as his replacement.

Last Updated: 14/01/13 at 19:23 Post Comment

Unai Emery: Replaces Michel in Sevilla hotseat

Unai Emery: Replaces Michel in Sevilla hotseat

The club confirmed they had dismissed Michel because of "a poor run of results" which has left the team 12th in the Primera Division.

Emery, who had a four-year spell in charge of Valencia and was sacked by Spartak Moscow in November, has agreed to take over on a contract until June 2014.

Former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Michel was only appointed last February, but has endured a difficult first full season in charge.

Sevilla have lost five of their last seven league games, including a 2-0 loss at Valencia on Saturday.

The 2006 and 2007 UEFA Cup winners have won just six of their 19 league games.

The decision to sack Michel was taken at a board meeting today.

Emery, 41, who coached Valencia from 2008 to last summer, lasted just six months at Spartak, his first taste of managing abroad.

His first match in charge of his new club will be Wednesday's Copa Del Rey quarter-final first leg away at Real Zaragoza.

Meanwhile, Sevilla winger Diego Perotti could be out of action for up to six weeks with a hamstring tear.

Perotti limped out of the defeat to Valencia just 17 minutes after appearing as a 62nd-minute replacement and, after undergoing scans, Sevilla estimate the Argentina international could be missing for between four and six weeks.

That would rule him out of both Copa del Rey ties against Real Zaragoza as well as up to seven league games.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e might be on a hiding to nothing, but I cannae feel any sympathy- You want to know why? Shakira. That's why.

hairpolice
Pique Taking Blame Burden Again...

A

nd this season must feel like one long sigh at the Emirates . Yep, exactly that. Except for Alexis Sanchez, he's ace.

cheshire-gooner
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

H

ey! At least put our first clean sheet in a gazillion years in the winners section. Curse you F365 *shakes fist*

fouloleron
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

Footer 365

Championship Chat: Owner hurting Leeds

James Dixon calls for Leeds owner Massimo Cellino to stop interfering in the club and also blasts the heads of Birmingham and Blackpool.

Transfer News: Hull's Tom Ince joins Nottingham Forest on loan until December 28

Nottingham Forest have signed Tom Ince on loan from Hull City on a deal until December 28.

Blackpool confirm appointment of Lee Clark as manager on rolling contract

Lee Clark has been confirmed as the new manager of Championship club Blackpool on a one-year rolling contract.

Mail Box

Wenger Kept His Pride By Turning Down Cesc

What message would it have sent if Wenger had allowed those that walked out to stroll back in? Plus, why Pochettino needs to adapt and the folly of limiting yourself...

You Can't Laud Rodgers But Lambast AVB

If Rodgers is praised despite Suarez, you can't say AVB only did well through Bale. Plus, a lot more of 2Players1Name, and why Tom Huddlestone set a trend...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property