Granada have confirmed the axing of coach Fabriciano Gonzalez after the newly-promoted club lost three consecutive games, leaving them precariously positioned.
Gonzalez led Granada to La Liga for the first time in 35 years courtesy of successive promotions, taking the club from the third division. It has been a bumpy start to life in the top flight, though, with Granada's 3-0 loss to Espanyol on Saturday leaving them just one point clear of the relegation zone.
"After a meeting held this afternoon between our sporting director, Juan Carlos Cordero, and the coach of the first team, Fabrician Gonzalez, it was decided to relieve him of his duties, with this being a painful decision for the board members of the club," the club confirmed via a statement on their official website.
"Granada would like to thank Mr Gonzalez for his services, with him being part of the history of the club, with two consecutive promotions."
AS has reported that that Nestor Gorosito, Juan Antonio Anquela and Esteban Vigo are the leading candidates for the vacant role, while former Atletico Madrid and Valladolid boss Abel Resino has also been linked with the role.