Almeria fires Oltra for 2nd coaching change

BY foxsports • April 5, 2011

Last-place Almeria has fired coach Jose Luis Oltra in the club's second coaching change of the Spanish league season.

The club says a ''change in the dynamic of the team was needed since there are still possibilities of avoiding relegation'' with the club four points from safety with eight games to play.

Almeria did not announce who would replace Oltra.

Oltra took over for Juan Manuel Lillo in November when the Andalucian club was near the bottom of the standings following an 8-0 loss to Barcelona.

Oltra managed four victories and nine losses in the 18 games since and led Almeria to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey for the first time.

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