4/28/2018 9:22:11 PM (GMT+3)

Caparros returns as Sevilla coach after 13 years

Caparros returns as Sevilla coach after 13 years

MADRID, Spain: Joaquin Caparros returned to Sevilla nearly 13 years after announcing his departure from the club at the end of the 2004-05 season.

Sevilla sacked coach Vincenzo Montella after just four months in charge on Saturday after a run of nine games without a win, the Spanish La Liga side announced.

The Utrera-born Caparros is back again, with a history as one of the club's most important managers.

Leading the team for five seasons, in a period which saw an ascension from the Segunda Division to Europe, Caparros led the side for two consecutive seasons in European competition - something which had only previously been achieved under Manolo Cardo at the start of the eighties.

He also boasts the record of the most Primera División matches overseen (495) of all active coaches in Spain and the sixth most managed in La Liga in history.

Caparros was without a club since leaving Qatar's Al Ahli in December.

"The club took this decision due to the poor results of the team who haven't won since March 13," said Sevilla in a statement.

Friday's 2-1 defeat at lowly Levante proved the final straw for a club who are seventh in the table and hanging on grimly for a place in next season's Europa League.

Montella, 43, replaced Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo at the end of December.