Athletic Bilbao have sacked coach Eduardo Berizzo and replaced him with B team manager Gaizka Garitano after a dire run of form which has left the Basque club 18th in La Liga.
Bilbao fell to a 3-0 defeat at Levante on Monday, continuing a dreadful spell that has seen them fail to win a league game since the opening day of the season.
‘Athletic Club has decided to end the contract with coach Eduardo Berizzo,’ the club tweeted.
‘From Wednesday December 5 Gaizka Garitano will be in charge of the first team.’
Gaizka Garitano, who has previously coached Eibar in LaLiga Santander and who has been in charge of the B team, will take over first-team duties for the time being.
It is not expected that a new permanent coach will be hired until after the Basque club’s presidential elections are held on December 27.