Valencia sack coach Juan Antonio Pizzi after six months in charge

Valencia have sacked manager Juan Antonio Pizzi after just six months in charge of the La Liga club.

Pizzi, 46, took over  from Miroslav Djukic, who was in charge for a similar length of time, last December.

He led Valencia to the semi-finals of the Europa League where they lost to eventual winners Sevilla.

However, the Mestalla side could only finish eighth in La Liga and missed out on European football for the 2014-15 campaign.

Singapore businessman Peter Lim took over  Valencia in May.