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Struggling La Liga side Levante fires coach Lucas Alcaraz

VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 06: Levante UD manager Lucas Alcaraz looks on before a Pre Season Friendly match between Levante UD and Villarreal CF at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on August 6, 2015 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 06: Levante UD manager Lucas Alcaraz looks on before a Pre Season Friendly match between Levante UD and Villarreal CF at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on August 6, 2015 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

Lucas Alcaraz has been sacked by Levante after their poor start to the season.

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VALENCIA, Spain --

Struggling Spanish club Levante has fired coach Lucas Alcaraz after it fell to the bottom of the standings.

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Levante made the announcement after the team lost 4-0 at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday.

The Valencia-based side is in last place after only one win in nine rounds.

Alcaraz took over Levante one year ago and helped it avoid relegation last season.

He is the second coach to be fired in Spain's first division this season after Las Palmas replaced Paco Herrera with Quique Setien last week.