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Garnero leaves rock-bottom Independiente

Independiente have parted ways with coach Daniel Garnero by mutual consent, just four months after he took over from Americo Gallego at the Argentine giants.

Garnero, a former Independiente midfielder who played more than 200 games for the club across two spells, only managed one victory in ten games as El Diablo Rojo boss and leaves with the 14-time Argentine champions rooted to the bottom of the Apertura table.

"The best thing was to step aside," Garnero told reporters at Independiente's training complex on Monday after a crushing 4-0 defeat by Banfield at the weekend. "My exit is by mutual agreement. "I met with the board of directors today and we took this decision."

Garnero was followed out of the Independiente exit door by the club's general manager Cesar Luis Menotti; Argentina's 1978 World Cup-winning coach, who had recommended Garnero's appointment, resigned from his post.

Reports in Argentina suggest that the club are ready to bring back former coach Gallego, who guided El Diablo Rojo to second place in the 2010 Clausura championship.

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