Espanyol fires coach Quique Sanchez Flores
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.
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.