Sevilla head coach, Julen Lopetegui has been sacked by the Spanish club following Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund.
The record six-times Europa League winners continued their poor start to the campaign, having won only one match in all competitions so far this season.
Dortmund took the lead early in the six minutes when Raphaël Guerreiro left goalkeeper, Yassine Bounou clutching at thin air. The manager had his head in his hands after Alexander Meyer produced a fantastic double save to deny the hosts just minutes later before Youssef En Nesyri saw his red card rescinded after a VAR intervention.
Sevilla looked prone to the Dortmund counterattack throughout and saw the deficit extended when Jude Bellingham, who has now scored in his last three UCL appearances, finished coolly from the left-hand side before Karim Adeyemi’s tap-in threatened a rout before HT.
Sevilla pulled one back after the break courtesy a En Nesyri’s towering header but Dortmund recomposed themselves in the closing stages and struck a killer blow through Julian Brandt’s superb header to seal the victory for the visitors.
“I am sad to leave a team that I love very much. I also thank the Sevilla fans, who have to understand it and appreciate the support, Lopetegui said.
“I have already said goodbye to the players. It is not time to talk about being disrespected. I’m thankful for all that I have achieved in this club.”
Lopetegui was appointed Sevilla boss in June 2019 and led the club to the Europa League title in 2020.
But the Spanish side have won just once this season and defeat to Dortmund was their sixth loss in 10 matches in all competitions.
According to various reports, the former Spain and Real Madid boss is one of the potential candidates to replace Bruno Lage at Wolves.