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Garitano Replaces Berizzo At Bilbao

Garitano Replaces Berizzo At Bilbao

Eduardo Berizzo has been sacked as coach by Athletic Bilbao, with Gaizka Garitano named as his successor. The writing was on the wall for the Argentinian tactician as Monday’s 3-0 defeat to Levante left them winless in 13 games and sitting 18th in the La Liga standings.

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Things began well this season with an opening-day victory over Leganes, but eight losses and five draws have followed and the board felt it was time to do something about it.

The 49-year-old took the reins on May 13 but managed only a 13 per cent win-rate during his time at the helm, with Garitano, who has been coaching the club’s youth team, now “responsible for leading the Athletic Club’s first team”, according to a statement.

He has previous first-team managerial experience at Real Valladolid, Eibar and Deportivo La Coruna.

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