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  • Updated: October 06, 2022

Sevilla Dismiss Julen Lopetegui As Manager Following Dortmund's Romping

Sevilla Dismiss Julen Lopetegui As Manager Following Dortmun

Julen Lopetegui Sacked

Sevilla have relieved Julen Lopetegui of his duties as first-team coach following the 4-1 loss against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The club has been going through a lot domestically and in Europe -- siting 3rd in Group G behind Dortmund and leaders Manchester City while they are one point from relegation in La Liga with just 5 points from 7 games.

In total, Julen took to the Sevilla dugout on 170 occasions: 121 LaLiga matches, 15 in the Copa del Rey, 16 in the Europa League, 17 in the Champions League and one in the UEFA Super Cup.

This makes him the coach with the fifth most official matches in Sevilla's history behind Joaquín Caparrós, Unai Emery, Manolo Cardo and Ramón Encinas.

He has 89 wins, 45 draws and 35 defeats, which also puts him in third place in terms of wins, behind only Caparrós and Emery.

He has also achieved the historic milestone of three consecutive Champions League qualifications via LaLiga, with a total of 222 points from 121 games.

He also helped Sevilla FC to achieve their record points total to date in the top flight with 77 points in 2020/21, as well as the first Zamora Trophy in our history with Yassine Bono last season.

Speaking at his farewell, Lopetegui said "The President and Vice President have confirmed that I'm no longer Sevilla coach. It's been three historic, spectacular years, with silverware and three consecutive qualifications for the Champions League."

"We haven't started well this season and they've made a decision that I have to accept, even if it's not to my liking."

"Simply put, I have to show my gratitude to the people that brought me here: Monchi, the Board, my players, everyone, and our fans, because you have helped me to achieve what we've achieved, above all our fans."

"I'll never forget the fans singing my name at full time, it will be one of my best memories. The fans are intelligent, they're the most important part of the club and they know what's happened in the last three-and-a-bit years."

"I've got mixed emotions, but the main one is that I'm grateful and I don't want to think about any negative words."

"My time here means I'll always have a strong feeling for this club as well as our city, and I'll take that with my family."

"As for the match, we were found lacking in both areas. We had chances to score and then we conceded the second and the third, even though we had more intensity in the second half. Being clinical is key."

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