Domingos Paciencia has thanked Deportivo for their support during his brief stay and made clear that he still sees them capable of staying up.
The Galicians saw Paciencia resign on Monday morning after just six weeks and six games in charge and have since replaced him with former Celta Vigo boss Fernando Vazquez.
Leaving the team still in 20th position and now six points adrift of safety, Paciencia took time to release a statement via the club’s official website to officially close his brief tenure.
“With this brief statement I express my sincere gratitude to all the members and staff at the club, the players and of course the fans for the support that I and the rest of my staff have received in this time we were with Deportivo,” the Portuguese tactician wrote.
“I leave impressed and grateful for the support that the fans give the team, even in the most difficult moments, and sad, very sad, for the results.
“Apart from the mistakes we have committed, we have had very bad luck in decisive moments as well, and refereeing errors have cost us dearly.
“Now I ask you all, to the media who follow the team and to the fans, to tirelessly support them for the rest of the season.
“I am convinced that survival, in order to continue in La Primera, is still possible. There is the determination, togetherness and capacity. My greatest desire is that Depor continue where they deserve to be.
“Forza Depor! Together we can!”