Sevilla sacked Jorge Sampaoli due to a poor run of form that left them only two points above the relegation zone in LaLiga.
Sampaoli’s second stint as the head coach came to an end in October, following a 2-0 loss to Getafe, a team that was also struggling in the league.
Despite leading Sevilla to the Europa League quarter-finals, Sampaoli won’t be in charge when they face Manchester United as a new coach has been appointed.
Jorge Sampaoli’s second term in Sevilla did not end well
In their recent seven LaLiga games, Sevilla has won only twice while losing four matches.
Club’s statement reads: “Sevilla have terminated the contract of coach Jorge Sampaoli after the team’s defeat in Getafe, which has once again placed the team on the verge of relegation places.
“The fact that the team has not managed to get out of the lowest positions in the table since his incorporation as coach and the image offered in the last matches of the team have led the club to make this decision, in search of a reaction in the 12 games that remain in the league.
“Sevilla thanks Sampaoli for the services he has provided and wishes him the best of luck in his future.”
The club announced that they would appoint a new coach later on Tuesday and expected him to take charge of the early-evening training session.
Many reports have suggested that Jose Luis Mendilibar, who previously managed Real Valladolid and Eibar, is the leading candidate for the job.