Sampredo sacked at Tarragona
November 27, 2006 6:39pm CST
Gimnastic Tarragona have sacked coach Luis Cesar Sampedro after a 3-2 loss to Real Mallorca on Sunday, a defeat which leaves them languishing at the foot of the Spanish First Division. The club said on its website that Sampedro had paid the penalty for a poor run of results. He had been in charge of the northeastern club for the last three seasons. His deputy Kiko Ramirez steps in as interim boss and will be assisted by physical coach Xavier Bartolo. Sampredo, 40, is the second manager of a first division side to be sacked this year following Jose Mari Bakero's dismissal at Real Sociedad in October.