Spanish top-flight side Real Betis have sacked coach Joan Francesc “Rubi” Ferrer just three matches into the resumption of La Liga.
Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao left the club, eight points clear of the relegation places with eight matches to play.
Sports director Alexis Trujillo, who played more than 220 games for Betis, will take over until the end of the season, with Betis next in action against bottom club Espanyol on Thursday.
Real Betis’ board have decided today that Alexis Trujillo will be in charge of the first team,” read a club statement.
“The former green and white player and captain, currently sporting coordinator, will be at the helm until the end of the current season.
“The club would like to thank Rubi and his technical staff for all their services and wish them all the best in the future.”
Betis sit 14th in La Liga and could yet be dragged into a relegation dogfight.
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By BBC Sports