Valladolid sack coach Sanchez after two months

Updated: Apr 06, 2010, 10:19 AM IST

Madrid: Real Valladolid have sacked coach Onesimo Sanchez after only two months at the helm with the side lying 19th in the 20-team La Liga, the club said on their website on Monday.

Sanchez replaced Jose Luis Mendilibar at the beginning of February but managed to collect only six out of a possible 30 points.

The 2-0 defeat at home to Villarreal on Sunday, when fans barracked the players, left them seven points short of safety with eight games left to play this season.

Sanchez`s assistant Jorge Alonso will take charge until a replacement can be found and the club said they hoped to have the new incumbent in place for Saturday`s trip to face fellow relegation-strugglers Tenerife.

Bureau Report