At the start of the season, Real Zaragoza were touted as potential challengers for La Liga title after finishing in a promising 6th position in the league last season and had somehow been able to retain virtually their entire squad, especially the likes of Andres d’Alessandro and Gabriel Milito. But 19 games into this season and Zaragoza have not only been stripped of that challengers tag but have been forced to sit near the relegation zone.
As in similar cases, the manager has to foot the bill and Victor Fernandez has done so. Sky Sports has reported that Zaragoza have sacked their 47-year coach following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Real Mallorca in the Spanish first division on Sunday. So far this season, Zaragoza have just 22 points and are 12th in the league but more crucially and ridiculously just 2 points off the relegation zone.
Zaragoza haven’t won in 9 matches and are also struggling both at the back and in attack. The players have lacked spirit and coherence is a forgotten word for them. Fernandez becomes the fourth coach in the Spanish top flight this season to be gifted the sack. Abel Resino (Levante), Quique Sanchez Flores (Valencia) and Hector Cuper (Real Betis) are the other casualties in La Liga so far this season.