Villarreal fires coach Calleja

La liga side Villarreal has fired its head coach Javier Calleja after the clubs poor form which has seen it win 3 games this season.

The ‘Yellow Submarine’ lost 3-2 at home to Celta Vigo at the weekend and now sit one place and three points above the relegation waters.

However, they stay top of their Europa League group and will qualify for the next stage if they draw at home against Spartak Moscow on Thursday.

The 40-year-old Calleja was the clubs former youth coach at Villarreal before he took over as first team manager from Fran Escriba who was fired in September 2017.

Calleja earlier spent seven years as a player with the Yellows, reaching the 2003-04 Champions League semi-finals.

Calleja is the fifth coach in La Liga to be sacked this season, following the exit of Eduardo Berizzo (Athletic Bilbao), Leo Franco (Huesca), Julen Lopetegui (Real Madrid) and Antonio Mohamed (Celta Vigo).

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