Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Spain

Jose Oltra © Gallo Images

Deportivo fire coach Oltra



Deportivo La Coruna have sacked coach Jose Luis Oltra after the club's poor start to the season left them bottom of the La Liga standings going into the Christmas break.

"We decided that now was the ideal time for a change," Depor president Augusto Cesar Lendoiro said on the club's website (www.canaldeportivo.com).

"In the coming hours, or perhaps tomorrow, we hope to present the new trainer," he added.

Spanish media reported that former Sporting Lisbon coach Domingos Paciencia was poised to take on the task of preventing Depor from going straight back down to the second division after Oltra led them back into the top flight last term.

The Galician team have fallen a long way since winning La Liga in 2000 and are one of many Spanish clubs crippled by financial problems.

Lendoiro said this month they would be forced into administration unless a deal with the Spanish tax authorities on outstanding debts could be hammered out before the end of the year.

With 17 matches played, Depor have managed only two wins and are bottom on 12 points. Their opening game of 2013 is at home to fourth-placed Malaga on January 5.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Arjun Vidyarthi
Is age catching up with Gerrard?
Steven Gerrard has been a force to be reckoned with during his 16 years at Anfield. He has...

Sunday Oliseh
Is Chelsea worth emulating?
You are only really as good as your team's defence, not just your attacking might.

Carol Radull
Steve the die-hard Gor Mahia fan
Last Saturday one of my regular co hosts on my radio sports show was absent, so our producer Steve...

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
The diamond is United's best friend
United’s recent spending raised questions on how the players would fit in to an XI. They were...

Neil Tovey
A striking concern
After Bafana Bafana drew a blank against Nigeria in Cape Town last week, our national striking woes...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s decisions to be challenged?
I read recently that Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the current Fifa president, is considering a move which...