January 23, 2021

Athletic dismisses Garitano after beating Elche


The Basque coach Gaizka Garitano.

The Basque coach Gaizka Garitano.
EFE

He Athletic club has decided to relieve Gaizka Garitano and his coaching staff at the head of the first team, despite the victory of the Bilbao team in front of Elche in the league match this Sunday in San Mamés (1-0), according to the Basque club shortly after the end of the match.

Garitano had been questioned in recent weeks, but the dismissal was not expected after a triumph like today, short but deserved and low on the scoreboard for the merits of his team.

Derio’s technician promoted to the first team on December 5, 2018 from Bilbao Athletic, in which he had been since July 2017.

Garitano has led the first squad for 89 games, with qualification for last season’s Cup final, yet to be disputed due to its postponement, as his most important achievement.

Athletic Club wishes to “thank” Garitano and his team “for the dedication, effort and dedication shown since they took the reins of the first team in a delicate sporting situation, always working in favor of the rojiblanca entity”. “In the same way, he wants to wish them the best for the future.”, Add.

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