Sevilla have confirmed that they have sacked manager Eduardo Berizzo and hope to have a new coach in charge after the winter break.
Berizzo was hired in the summer to replace Jorge Sampaoli who left to take over the Argentine national team.
He had previously managed Celta Vigo where he took them to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
The club's statement mentioned the team's poor start to the season as the reason for Berizzo's dismissal.
Sevilla currently sit fifth in La Liga but they have played more games than the teams directly above and below them.
Berizzo recently returned to the club's dugout after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.