Official: Franco leaves Getafe role

Getafe have announced that Pablo Franco will not be staying on as head Coach, despite leading the side to La Liga safety this season.

The 34-year-old became the top flight’s youngest trainer when he replaced Quique Sanchez Flores in February on an interim basis and guided El Geta to a 15th-place finish.

However, in a statement released by the club on Monday, Franco’s short-term deal will not be renewed, although he has been offered his previous role of B-team Coach.

Marca claims President Angel Torres and sporting director Toni Munoz were not convinced by the rookie’s ability in the long run, leaving Getafe with yet another managerial appoint to make.

Franco won three of his first six matches at the helm, but his team lost six of their last eight and only avoided relegation by the virtue of two points.

Alcorcon’s Jose Bordalas is the early favourite to take the reins, while former Spain defenders Abelardo Fernandez of Sporting Gijon and Fernando Hierro, who worked under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid last season, are also in the frame.

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