RCD Espanyol sacked Diego Martinez from Manager’s Role from the club after 31 games in charge.
After just 31 games as the manager of Los Pericos, Diego Martinez is sacked, according to an announcement from Espanyol.
Martinez joined the team with high hopes that he could help them finish in the top half of the standings at least the following season, but he has never been able to gel with Espanyol. Things got off to a bad start after a fallout with star striker Raul de Tomas over the summer, but results never materialized because the team kept making mistakes that hurt them. Despite scoring 21 goals together this season, Joselu Mato and Martin Braithwaite haven’t been able to string together a string of convincing outings.
The former Granada manager’s final record was 9 victories, 9 draws, and 13 losses. Espanyol is currently in 17th place and is currently outside the relegation zone on goal differential. He left the Copa del Rey for Athletic Club.
Martinez got thanks and good luck wishes in the club’s statement. RCD Espanyol are going to remain in La Liga for this coming season. Consequently, a choice is made.
It’s in expectation that former striker Luis Garcia will take over. Before accepting the position at Espanyol, Martinez had a good reputation, and it’s likely that he’ll have more opportunities in the La Liga.
RCD Espanyol departed with Diego Martinez
In those four losses, Espanyol gave up 10 goals, and after they tied Girona and then appeared to throw away a point late in the game, it appears the club’s board has lost faith in the former Granada manager.
They are currently ranked 17th and are caught up in the relegation fight. They are aware that Valencia will end the matchday in the relegation zone if they draw with Rayo Vallecano at Mestalla.
He will be fired, Marca and Sport both concur, and they also agree on who will take his place. Former Espanyol striker Luis Garcia appears to be selected this week.
Garcia, who is currently in charge of RSC International, Real Madrid’s C team, appears destined to take over. In Tercera, RSC is currently second in its division. This is Garcia’s first senior position in football management; he previously managed Damm’s under-19 team. Additionally, this is his first year with them.
Garcia played forward for Espanyol for six years during which time he won the hearts of Los Pericos. Real Madrid is not anticipated to demand payment for his hiring, which should hasten the process.
He is a bit of an unknown when it comes to coaching methods. He will hope to quickly persuade the players of his credentials as Espanyol fights the drop by having the support of the RCDE Stadium. Next, they play crucial matches against Athletic Club, Real Betis, Cadiz, and Villarreal.