Fernandez sacked

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Victor Fernandez has been sacked by Real Zaragoza following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Real Mallorca

Coach becomes fourth managerial casualty this season in La Liga

Victor Fernandez has been sacked as coach of Real Zaragoza following their 2-2 home draw with Real Mallorca on Sunday. Fernandez, 47, received the sack after the result saw his side fall to 12th in La Liga, after their promising sixth place finish last season. The result was the side's ninth game without a win and leaves them just two points above the relegation zone. A successor has yet to be named. A statement said on the club's official website said: "It has been decided by mutual agreement between the club and the coach to rescind his contract. "The club would like to thank him for his efforts and professionalism." A local favourite, Fernandez was first in charge at the club from 1990-97, winning the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup in 1995, before returning in June 2006 after a spell with FC Porto. He follows Abel Resino (Levante), Quique Sanchez Flores (Valencia) and Hector Cuper (Real Betis) as the fourth managerial casualty in La Liga this term.

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