Real Betis sack Victor Sanchez del Amo, Alexis Trujillo to serve in interim

Real Betis have sacked coach Victor Sanchez del Amo and replaced him with former captain Alexis Trujillo for the final two games of the season.

Betis decided to make a managerial change in the wake of Monday's 4-0 defeat at struggling Leganes -- the club's third-successive loss and sixth in eight matches. That run has left Betis 15th in La Liga, although they are safe from relegation as they lie 10 points clear of the bottom three.

Trujillo, the club's technical secretary, will take charge for the matches against Atletico Madrid and Sporting Gijon.

A Betis statement read: "The Real Betis board has this evening decided to dismiss Victor Sanchez del Amo as coach of the first team. Real Betis thanks Mr Sanchez del Amo and all his team for their work and wish them the best in their professional futures.

"The board have also decided that the final two games of the current season will be coached by Alexis Trujillo, the club's technical secretary and member of the previous coaching staff. Alexis was a player and captain of Real Betis between 1993 and 2000, as well as assistant coach between 2004 and 2006.''

Former Deportivo La Coruna and Olympiakos boss Victor took charge of Betis last November, replacing Gus Poyet.