Sevilla have rewarded Basque coach Jose Luis Mendilibar with a new contract after guiding them to Europa League glory for the seventh time.
Mendilibar arrived at the Sevilla club just two points above the relegation zone and was tasked with making sure they didn’t get relegated.
Sevilla did that and more, securing survival with a few games to go before the end of the season and then knocking out the likes of Manchester United, Juventus and then Roma in the Europa League final.
This led the leaders of the Andalusian club to decide to renew the contract for coach Mendilibar.
“Jose Luis Mendilibar is renewed as coach of Sevilla until June 2024”, the Spanish club announced.
His new deal will only run for one more season, although vice-president Jose Maria del Nido Carrasco has said the length of the contract was up to Mendilibar himself.
Even with their improbable success and the significant financial aspect of returning to the Champions League, it could still be an intense summer at Nervion.
Sporting director Monchi is said to be considering leaving the club and there is a general feeling that Sevilla’s squad still needs a lot of work.