Former Porto man departs Depor after four consecutive defeats.
Domingos Paciencia was relieved of his duties as Deportivo La Coruna manager 48 hours after the side had been humbled 3-0 at home by Granada.
The 44-year-old, a former Porto star, has been in his job a little over six weeks but a poor run of results has already led to him being axed by the Riazor hierarchy.
“Portuguese coach Domingos Paciencia and his colleagues won’t coach the first team any more. Jose Angel Franganillo took charge of training,” the Galician outfit announced via their website.
Paciencia replaced Jose Luis Oltra on December 31, but his reign produced just one victory in six matches, a sequence of results that left promoted Deportivo bottom of the division on 16 points from 23 matches, six adrift of safety.
The Portuguese manager had previous managerial spells at Uniao de Leiria, Academica de Coimbra, Braga and Sporting Lisbon, whom he left last February after a string of poor displays.
Whoever does take the reins faces a tough start as manager with four of Depor’s next five matches pitting them against Sevilla, Real Madrid, Barcelona and arch-rivals Celta Vigo.