The Royal Society has announced on Wednesday the dismissal of his coach Asier Garitano, who arrived last summer from Leganés and who leaves the Donostiarra club without being able to complete the first round of LaLiga Santander, work that will now correspond to Imanol Aguacil.
"The Real Sociedad has decided to rescind the contract of first team coach Asier Garitano." The Blue and Whites want to thank Asier Garitano for all the contribution, professionalism and dedication he has shown during the exercise of his duties in the management of the first team, at the same time who wishes him the best for his professional and personal future, "the club announced in a statement.
The streak of four consecutive defeats in LaLiga Santander against Betis, Valladolid, Getafe and Alavés has liquidated the credit of Garitano. After his great career in the Leganés, which he climbed from Second Division B to the top category, the coach of Vergara came last summer to the club 'txuri-urdin'. With the team in fifteenth position, four points above the descent, the board of directors has decided a change of course with his dismissal, reports Ep.
Asier Garitano sand it becomes the sixth technician dismissed this season after Leo Franco (Huesca), Julen Lopetegui (Real Madrid), Antonio Mohamed (Celta), Eduardo Berizzo (Athletic) and Javi Calleja (Villarreal).
As happened last season after the dismissal of Eusebio Sacristán, the Real Sociedad has turned to Imanol Alguacil, Sanse's coach, confirmed to lead the first team until the end of this year.
Alguacil, who will debut in the bench on January 6 against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu, already improved the results at the end of 2017-18, harvesting a baggage of five wins, one draw and three defeats in nine games. His assistants will be Mikel Labaka (technical assistant), Jon Ansotegi (individual works) and Luis Llopis (goalkeeper coach).