SEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Head Coach of Sevilla FC Eduardo Berizzo attends the press conference prior to their Champions League match against Liverpool FC at the Sevilla FC training ground on November 20, 2017 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Athletic Bilbao have dismissed Eduardo Berizzo as manager after a poor start to their 2018/19 La Liga campaign

The former Sevilla coach returned to football in May after recovering from prostate cancer to replace Jose Angel Ziganda at the San Mames.

However, Bilbao’s 3-0 defeat at Levante on Monday night leaves them 18th in La Liga with just one win in 14 games.

B team manager Gaizka Garitano will replace Berizzo in the Bilbao dugout ahead of Thursday’s second leg with SD Huesca in a Round of 32 Copa Del Rey tie.

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“Athletic Club has decided to end the contract with coach Eduardo Berizzo,” read a statement on Twitter.

“From Wednesday December 5, Gaizka Garitano will be in charge of the first team.”

Garitano previously coach Eibar, Real Valladolid and Deportivo La Coruna.