Coach Calleja Leaves Villarreal After Maintaining Fifth Position.

Coach Calleja Leaves Villarreal After Maintaining Fifth Position.
Badmus Abdulsobur, Oyo 
The yellow submarine announced today that Javi Calleja is no longer their coach despite taking the team to a fifth-placed finish in LaLiga.

"Javi Calleja is no longer Villarreal CF head coach. The Yellow's would like to thank him for his hard work, dedication and professionalism during his time as Yellows first-team manager," the club said in a statement.

Former Villarreal player Calleja, 42, took over as coach in September 2017 and in his first season took the side to fifth and qualification for the Europa League.

The following December he was sacked with the outfit in the relegation zone, only to return after less than two months to save them from the drop.

This season Calleja once again led Villarreal to fifth, in part thanks to a good run of results after the Spanish top-flight returned from the coronavirus suspension last month.

However Spanish media report former Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain and former Arsenal coach Unai Emery will take his place.

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