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Javi Calleja given three games to turn Villarreal around

Javi Calleja given three games to turn Villarreal around

Villarreal boss Javi Calleja has been told he has three games to turn the club’s form around after a dismal run.

One win in their last six games which came against Athletic Bilbao has not seen Calleja’s fortunes change as the Yellow Submarine still struggle and sit 16th in the La Liga table.

Calls for him to leave have been heard amongst fans and in the media and it has now been reported by Spanish daily Marca that the next three games will determine his future.

The 3-1 defeat to Espanyol on Sunday afternoon saw his future questioned as club president Fernando Roig was forced to make a decision on current matters.

Karl Toko Ekambi scored in that game for Villarreal, but goals from Hernan Perez, Sergi Darder and Pablo Piatti sealed all three points for the hosts.

Calleja’s next game will now come against Atletico Madrid, following by a Europa League tie with Rapid Vienna.

One of Villarreal’s biggest problems so far this season has been a regular goal-scorer with Carlos Bacca and Gerard Moreno struggling to fill the void left by Cedric Bakambu.

Former Arsenal man Santi Cazorla has been one of the brightest players, but Calleja will need all of his squad to perform after the international break.