Julen Lopetegui has been fired by Sevilla after Wednesday’s 4-1 Champions League loss to Dortmund, with Jorge Sampaoli.
The manager had come under pressure after a poor season start, which left his side just one place above the drop zone in La Liga. Sevilla has also taken just one point from three Champions League games.
Lopetegui leaves after three seasons where he managed 89 wins in 170 games. The manager qualified for the Champions League in his three campaigns, but his most outstanding achievement was winning the 2020 Europa League, beating Inter 3-2 in the final.
Lopetegui will be replaced at Sevilla by former coach Jorge Sampaoli. The 62-year-old previously took charge of the club in 2016-17 but will now head back to Andalusia for a second spell.
Lopetegui may be at Stamford Bridge to watch Wolves take on Chelsea on Saturday as the club push to appoint him as their new manager.
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