Deportivo La Coruna have announced that they have parted company with Coach Gaizka Garitano after a dreadful run of form.
Garitano met with Depor’s board on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Galicians were hammered 4-0 by fellow strugglers Leganes in La Liga, where he was relieved of his duties.
The 41-year-old only took charge of the Riazor outfit last summer, but a failure to win in 2017, exacerbated by four straight defeats, has left the side in 17th place, just two points above the relegation zone.
He will hold a farewell Press conference at 10:30 GMT on Monday morning, with first-team training to be led by B boss Cristobal Parralo half an hour later.
According to the Spanish Press, Depor hope to replace Garitano with Pepe Mel.
Mel has extensive managerial experience with the likes of Real Betis and Premier League club West Brom, although he has been out of work since last January.
Journalist Guillem Balague told Sky Sports during its live La Liga coverage on Sunday night that talks began two days ago.