Espanyol sack coach Marquez

December 1st, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Madrid, Dec 1 (DPA) Troubled Spanish Liga club Espanyol sacked coach Bartolome Marquez.The announcement by Espanyol President Daniel Sanchez Llibre comes just four hours after their 1-0 home defeat Sunday against Sporting Gijon, which leaves the Catalans fourth from bottom.

Sanchez Llibre said that Espanyol - who reached the UEFA Cup final in 2007 - would find a new coach “within a couple of days.”

Marquez, who took over in July from Ernesto Valverde, is the third Liga coach to be sacked this season, after Manolo Zambrano of Recreativo Huelva and Jose Angel Ziganda of Osasuna.

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