Osasuna Sack Coach Mendilibar After Poor Start To La Liga

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Reuters
Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar became the first coaching casualty of the La Liga season when he was sacked on Tuesday after a poor start to the club's campaign.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar became the first coaching casualty of the La Liga season when he was sacked on Tuesday after a poor start to the club's campaign.

President Miguel Archanco announced the decision at a news conference and said the Pamplona-based side had yet to find a replacement for the 52-year-old, who was appointed in February 2011.

"We are looking for a young and committed coach who will field young players," Archanco was quoted as saying on Osasuna's official Twitter feed.

The club, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, lost 3-0 at home to Villarreal on Saturday and are bottom of the La Liga standings after three matches with no points.