Villarreal have sacked coach Javi Calleja

Villarreal have sacked coach Javi Calleja

Villarreal have sacked coach Javi Calleja.

Calleja, An former Villarreal midfielder took over in September 2017 as coach, resulting in the Yellow Submarine to a fifth-placed finish and Europa League football last season.

This effort the team has struggled, winning just once in La Liga because September and advancement through to the knockout phases in Europe is still in the equilibrium.

“Villarreal has decided to reverse Javi Callejas contract because first-team coach. The team would like to thank the coach for his work, dedication and professionalism because taking over last year,” read a club statement.

His successor has not yet been named, but the club have indicated one will be appointed”at the coming hours”.

Villareal are 17th in La Liga and also have three wins from their 15 games thus far this season.