Levante fire Alcaraz

MADRID: Spanish top-flight strugglers Levante have sacked coach Lucas Alcaraz in the wake of their comprehensive 4-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Levante released a statement late on Sunday night to say Alcaraz had been fired along with his coaching staff following an extraordinary board meeting at the club’s Ciutat de Valencia stadium.

The 49-year-old former Granada coach had been appointed in October last year and kept Levante up last season, but leaves with the Valencia-based side bottom of La Liga with only six points, having won just once in nine games this season.