Football: Mendilibar sacked by Levante

Levante's coach Jose Luis Mendilibar shouts during the Spanish league football match Levant vs Real Madrid at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on 2014.

MADRID - La Liga strugglers Levante have sacked coach Jose Luis Mendilibar after just two months in charge following their 5-0 thrashing against Real Madrid on Saturday.

"Levante's board of directors have held an extraordinary meeting and decided to rescind the contract of Jose Luis Mendilibar," said a statement on the club's website.

The 53-year-old managed just one win in eight games in charge leaving the Valencian side second bottom of the table.

Mendilibar becomes the second La Liga coach to be fired in a matter of hours after bottom-placed Cordoba parted company with ex-Chelsea and Barcelona defender Albert Ferrer on Monday.

Former Serbian international Miroslav Djukic has been appointed as Ferrer's replacement.