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De Biasi left angry with Alaves over sacking

De Biasi left angry with Alaves over sacking

Gianni De Biasi has spoken about his sacking from Alaves, saying he has been left angry over a ‘lack of trust’.

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.

And, he has opened up about the decision in an interview with Radio Marca.

“Nothing surprises me in this job anymore,” he said.

“I believe I gave the squad confidence after they had suffered five straight defeats, and the club should have afforded me more trust.

“I think I gave this side something which was missing and I was under no illusions as to how tough it would be, this season is a big challenge for the club.

“The only match where I have regrets is our defeat at Getafe when things did not go to plan (a 4-1 defeat) but against Eibar we played well despite the result (a 2-1 defeat) and we missed Alexis in defence.

“Three wins in eight matches is not the worst record, especially when you look at the position which I inherited…”

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.

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