Sevilla fires coach Michel, hires Unai Emery

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Spanish club Sevilla says it has fired coach Jose Miguel ''Michel'' Gonzalez and replaced him with Unai Emery.

The club said Monday that Michel was ''dismissed due to a poor run of results,'' with the club in 12th place in the Spanish league following a 2-0 loss to Valencia on Saturday.

It said Emery signed a deal to coach the team until June 2014. Emery last coached Russian team Spartak Moscow, but was fired in November after a 5-1 loss in the league to Dinamo Moscow.

Michel joined Sevilla in February last year.

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