Bottom side Alaves sack Gianni De Biasi after just two months in chargeNovember 27, 2017
La Liga strugglers Alaves have sacked head coach Gianni De Biasi after just two months in charge.
The Italian, formerly in charge of the Albania national team, picked up just six points from eight games after succeeding Argentinian Luis Zubeldia who was dismissed in September.
Javier Cabello, who was one of four assistants appointed alongside Zubeldia in the summer, has been named caretaker boss for the second time this campaign.
The club issued a statement on Monday: “The Blue and Whites have decided to terminate Gianni De Biasi’s contract after the latest La Liga results. For the time being Javier Cabello will be handed the leadership of the squad.”
De Biasi, 61, suffered six defeats in eight league games in charge but also earned the club their only top-flight victories this season, against Levante and Espanyol.
The Italian’s sacking comes just two days after Alaves were defeated 2-1 at home against Eibar, which has left them rooted to the bottom of La Liga.
“We thank Gianni De Biasi for the work done in this period and we wish him the best of luck in his professional future,” the statement concluded.
The side from the Basque Country face Getafe at home in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday before a trip to Girona on 4 December.