MADRID – Super Eagles star Ramon Azeez has lost his coach as struggling Almeria sacked Francisco Javier Rodriguez.
"Francisco is no longer the Almeria coach, a decision taken by the club and transmitted to the coach," said an Almeria statement on Tuesday, the day after the club lost 5-2 at Eibar.
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The 36-year-old, who took over the first team reins 18 months ago having previously coached the reserves, had not managed to guide his side to victory in the league since September.
They have dropped to 17th in the standings in that time, one place and only goal difference above the relegation zone.
Almeria said they were looking to appoint a replacement as soon as possible, with Real Madrid coming to town on Friday.
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