Managerial Merry-Go-Round; Bender in BL XI


Sevilla are one of nine clubs to change their manager this weekend, as Marcelo Bielsa has been fired after just six months in charge following defeat at Levante that leaves them in 10th place, six points behind the top four.

Parma have also parted company with Davide Dionigi after defeat at Empoli saw them slip into the bottom three of Serie A. Lucas Alcaraz will also be collecting his P45 after Getafe showed him the door after a year at the club after their sixth defeat in eight matches.

Kees Zwamborn has swapped ADO Den Haag for Heracles, who sit a point below them in the Dutch top flight. Elsewhere, there’s good news for Steve Nicol (DC United), Preki (San Jose), Bruno Labbadia (Gladbach), and Erick Mombaerts (Lyon) who will start their reigns at new clubs following their hiring this weekend.

bender-larsDespite defeat at Freiburg, Lars Bender was named in the T-Mobile Bundesliga Select XI for his battling and dedicated performance. The team of the week is largely populated by Schalke players, who went top with victory over Leverkusen.