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Betis sack Garrido, appoint Calderon

19 January 2014 21:13

Real Betis have sacked coach Juan Carlos Garrido, with Gabriel Humberto Calderon appointed as his replacement.

Garrido was relieved of his duties on Sunday, becoming the latest man to pay the price for the club's struggles in La Liga.

Garrido's last game in charge saw Betis lose 5-0 at home to Real Madrid on Saturday, a result that leaves them eight points adrift of safety and rock-bottom of the division.

And the club moved swiftly to replace him at the helm, with Calderon installed later on Sunday.

A statement on the club's official website confirmed: "Gabriel Humberto Calderon is the new coach of Real Betis.

"The coach, who has come to Sevilla tonight (Sunday), has already signed a contract for the remainder of the season."

Calderon becomes the club's third coach of the campaign, after Garrido replaced the sacked Pepe Mel in December.

His new deal has an option to be extended beyond the end of the campaign.

Garrido was unable to arrest a disastrous slump in form, having failed to guide the club to a league win in his five attempts.

The 44-year-old took charge of 10 matches in all competitions, with both of his wins coming in the Copa del Rey, although Betis were knocked out at the round-of-16 stage by Athletic Bilbao on aggregate earlier this month.

The club have struggled to juggle league commitments with their UEFA Europa League exertions this season.

They qualified from the group stage of the second-tier European competition and will face Rubin Kazan over two legs in the last 32 next month.

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +51 90
2 38 +67 87
3 38 +66 87
4 38 +27 70
5 38 +17 63
6 38 +16 59
7 38 +7 59
8 38 -2 49
9 38 -5 49
10 38 -8 48
11 38 -7 45
12 38 -34 43
13 38 -19 42
14 38 -10 42
15 38 -24 41
16 38 -20 40
17 38 -28 40
18 38 -30 39
19 38 -22 36
20 38 -42 25

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