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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Midtjylland sack Spaniard Albert Capellas

El FC Midtjyllandone of the best teams in Danish football, announced the sacking of Spanish Albert Capellas as coach, after seven months in charge, due to poor results in the league.

Capella, 55 years old, he had been signed last August to replace Bo Henriksenafter the bad start to the championship. But despite the Spanish coach having achieved good results in the Europa League, in which he got through the group stage and fell in the ‘play-off’ against Sporting Lisbon, he was unable to turn the tables on the Danish tournament.

In the absence of a day for the end of the first phase, electricity Central Jutlandwho lost at home to bottom team Lyngby (1-3) this weekend, It is ninth and it is almost impossible to qualify in the league for the title, which is played in the top six.

“We had a memorable European season high level and with great results, but if we look at the benefits at the national level, we haven’t evolved in the way we expected,” This was stated in a statement released by the club.

Capellas had left his job as assistant at Barcelona’s youth football team to sign a three-year in charge of Midtjylland. Trained as a coach in the lower leagues of Barcelona, ​​​​Capellas has also worked as an assistant in teams such as German Borussia Dortmund, Dutch Vitesse and Chinese Chongqing Dangai Lifan, accompanying Jordi Cruyff in the latter.

He was also second manager of Danish side Brøndby in the 2014-2015 season and then coached the club’s under-17 team, before becoming the first foreigner to manage the Danish under-21 team in 2019, qualifying for the Eurocup.

Capellas was the first non-Danish manager to lead Midtjylland, which has established itself over the last decade as one of the leading clubs in Denmark, with three league titles and two cups, as well as a participation in the group stage of the Champions League.

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