Celta Vigo considers sacking Rafa Benitez, lining up replacement

The 3-2 defeat to Villarreal has left Celta Vigo in a precarious position, with the threat of relegation looming once again. Rafa Benitez, who was expected to bring about a turnaround as head coach, is now facing scrutiny and speculation about his future with the club. As the team enters a crucial period in January, the pressure is on for Benitez and Celta Vigo to turn their fortunes around and avoid another battle for survival in the top flight of Spanish football.

Rafa Benitez’s Celta Vigo future in doubt after defeat to Villarreal

Rafa Benitez’s future as head coach of Celta Vigo is in jeopardy following their 3-2 defeat to Villarreal. The loss means Celta Vigo will end 2023 in the relegation zone, and Benitez’s position at the club is under threat.

The former Liverpool, Valencia, and Real Madrid manager has not lived up to expectations since taking charge in the summer, and his credit within the club is running out. According to reports, Celta’s upcoming matches in January will determine whether Benitez remains in charge or is sacked.

If Celta Vigo fail to win their next two matches against Real Betis in La Liga and Amorebieta in the Copa del Rey, Benitez is expected to be sacked. His replacement would likely be Claudio Giraldez, who currently coaches Celta’s B side.

These next few weeks will be crucial for Benitez and Celta Vigo as they look to avoid relegation for a second consecutive season. The pressure is on for Benitez to turn things around and start picking up regular victories.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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