Axe falls on Sevilla coach Jimenez

BY foxsports • March 24, 2010

Sevilla have fired coach Manolo Jimenez following Tuesday evening's 1-1 Primera Division draw at home to struggling Xerez.

Xerez, the bottom club in La Liga, netted an injury-time equaliser at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium to leave Sevilla without a win in their last seven competitive matches.

During that run, Sevilla were knocked out of the Champions League by CSKA Moscow 3-2 on aggregate after losing the second leg of their last-16 tie 2-1 at home.

Tuesday night's draw with Andalusian rivals Xerez leaves Sevilla in fifth place in La Liga, a point behind fourth-placed Real Mallorca, who play Racing Santander on Wednesday.

A statement on the Sevilla website read: "The Sevilla board have this evening dismissed Manolo Jimenez.

"Wednesday's training will be led by Ramon Tejada, pending the board making a definitive decision about the future coach of the team."

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