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Granada sack coach Medina as relegation looms in La Liga

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La Liga strugglers Granada sack coach Medina with relegation looming

La Liga strugglers Granada have sacked coach Alexander Medina after a string of losses that put them in a precarious position for relegation. The decision comes following a 1-0 defeat to Mallorca, leaving them second from bottom with just 14 points from 28 games. Despite Medina’s efforts, including ten January signings, the team has struggled to secure wins.

Medina, who won only one of his 14 games in charge, replaced Paco Lopez in November. Granada’s last victory was against Cadiz on January 3, highlighting their downward spiral despite strong efforts to turn the season around. The club is now 13 points behind Celta Vigo, who currently hold the last position for survival this season, putting them at a significant disadvantage.

“The team has played some good matches, but a lot of results have got away from us because of small details,” expressed Medina in a press conference post their recent defeat. The club has now announced former Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval as Medina’s replacement. Sandoval, who has previous experience with Granada, will be tasked with steering the team away from the threat of relegation.

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Granada thanked Medina for his commitment and wished him the best in his professional career. The decision to part ways with the coach comes as a necessary step in the club’s efforts to salvage their season and claw their way out of the relegation zone. With time running out, the team will be looking towards Sandoval to provide the leadership and guidance needed to secure some much-needed victories in the remaining games of the season.

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