La Liga basement side Leganes have confirmed that Coach Mauricio Pellegrino has left his position by mutual consent.
The Madrid-based club have collected just two points from their opening nine rounds of the league campaign and are adrift at the foot of the table.
Saturday’s 2-0 loss at neighbours Getafe was their third successive defeat in the division and led to renewed speculation that the Argentine may be dismissed from his role this week.
Pellegrino was appointed at Butarque in the summer of 2018 and led the club to a respectable 13th placed finish last season, with 45 points from their 38 league games.
Only Real Valladolid scored fewer than Lega’s 37 La Liga goals last season and this season has seen the side goal-shy once more – scoring just four times in nine outings.
Leganes are three points behind second-from-bottom Espanyol while Real Betis, Celta Vigo and Eibar are a further four points ahead.
The former central defender previously held coaching stints at Valencia and Alaves in Spanish football alongside English club Southampton, and also was in charge of Estudiantes and Independiente in his native Argentina.