Sevilla has fired Vincenzo Montella and confirmed the appointment of Joaquin Caparros as head coach for the remainder of the season.
Montella's dismissal was announced Saturday, the native of Italy paying the price for a nine-match winless run in all competitions since his team’s famous Champions League victory over Manchester United on March 13.
Following their triumph at Old Trafford, Sevilla has exited the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich and slumped to seventh in LaLiga. They were thumped, 5-0, by Barcelona in last weekend's Copa del Rey final.
Sevilla cited poor form as the reason for Montella’s dismissal and has now tasked Caparros, who formerly managed the club from 2000-05, with gaining qualification for next season’s Europa League.