Villarreal fires coach Escriba

2017-09-25 13:23
Fran Escriba (Getty)

Villarreal - Villarreal has fired coach Fran Escriba after the team's disappointing start in the Spanish league.

The announcement comes a day after Villarreal's 4-0 loss at Getafe, the team's third defeat in six league games. The result left Villarreal in 14th place in the 20-team standings with seven points.

Villarreal opened with two losses but appeared to be recovering with two wins and a draw. It also won its opening Europa League game, against Astana. It plays its second match at Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday. 

Escriba's assistants also were let go by Villarreal. 

The 52-year-old Escriba is the second top-flight coach to lose his job this season, following the dismissal of Luis Zubeldia by last-place Alaves last week. 

Villarreal said a new coach would be announced shortly.

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