Espanyol fires coach Quique Sanchez Flores
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 21, 2018 07:21 AM
FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 file photo, Atletico's head coach Quique Sanchez Flores attends a news conference at the Kleanthis Vikelidis stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece. Espanyol announced on Friday April 20, 2018, they have fired manager Quique Sanchez Flores with the club slumping in the Spanish league and in danger of facing a relegation fight to end the season. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis, File)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Espanyol says it has fired manager Quique Sanchez Flores with the club slumping in the Spanish league and in danger of facing a relegation fight to end the season.
Espanyol announced the decision on Friday, adding sports director Jordi Lardin has also been let go.
Sanchez Flores, a former manager of Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Watford, among other clubs, coached the Barcelona-based club for the past two seasons.
Reserve team coach David Gallego will take over for the remaining five rounds of the season, starting with a visit to Girona on Sunday.
Espanyol hasn't scored a goal in five matches, and has only two wins in the last 15 rounds. It is in 16th place, nine points from the drop.