Athletic’s league week after losing the La Cartuja Cup final last Saturday includes two Basque derbies. Tomorrow against Real, his executioner in Seville, in Anoeta and on Saturday against Alavés in San Mamés. The babazorro team, currently the bottom of the Primera, will arrive in Bilbao as a new coach.
There is nothing official at the moment regarding the relief on the bench of Mendizorrotza, but everything indicates that Javi Calleja will replace Abelardo in the position during the last hours. “I am the first to recognize the situation and the numbers. I feel responsible since I arrived, I have not made this template, but I think salvation is very possible, although my numbers are there and it is a reality. I will wait a few hours to think things over and meditate to see what happens ”, declared the Asturian coach shortly after losing to Celta 1-3.
Javi Calleja is the first candidate to replace Abelardo, who with this season already started replaced Pablo Machín, as Alavés coach. The 42-year-old Madrid coach had previously coached Villarreal twice. The first in the 2017-2018 campaign and the second in 2019-2020.