Not long after having officially announced the dismissal of Eduardo Berizzo, Sevilla FC Chairman, José Castro spoke to journalists outside the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium: "It's a complicated and painful decision because it always is when you need to dismiss somebody, even more so with someone like Eduardo - a great person and a magnificent professional. But there are moments when you have to take appropriate decisions for the club. There had been a bad run of results and the impressions we were getting from our game give us reason to make this decision - because the reality is we weren't seeing the project as in the ascendancy. There is an important budget and a responsibility to the club members to always achieve the maximum. We didn't see ourselves as on the ideal road for that".
The Chairman made the reasons behind the decision clear: "The feeling we have on the Board is that we're not on the progressive line needed to achieve our specified objectives. There is nothing else to do but to use the responsibility to make these decisions that we believe will be good for the future". He did not want to speculate on the hiring of a new manager: "We're in contact with coaches but there's nothing concrete. We're looking and there are options that are being talked to but nothing is concrete and it wouldn't make sense to speak about it. In the next few days we'll see and we will make a decision".
Castro, finally, said he trusted that the situation could revive the team for the rest of the season: "We've seen games no one has liked and there's still the second half of the season, which is a lot of matches. We've taken what we believe to be the right decision together with the club's staff".