Levante have sacked Juan Muniz after failing to win a single league game since November, the club have confirmed.
The Valencia based side started the season well but form took a drastic turn in November, leaving them looking likely to be amongst those relegated to Segunda.
Leading on Sunday against Quique Sanchez Flores’ Espanyol; it was looking like Muniz’ side were on course for that long awaited victory, but an injury time goal from Leo Baptistao ensured they missed out on two vital points.
Following the game, the club made the decision to sack Muniz – a decision they reportedly made two weeks previous.
Sporting director Tito Blanco was keen to allow Muniz extra time to change their fortunes, but the dropping of points against Espanyol saw his stance change.
Les Granotes will drop into the relegation places if Las Palmas are able to beat Celta Vigo in the Monday night La Liga fixture, leaving interim boss – Paco Lopez, with a huge task.
Lopez, a former Levante striker, moves up from the B-team and will take charge until the end of the season.
The 50-year-old takes charge of the first team for the second time in his career, having helped them return to La Liga in 2016.