Granada have announced the dismissal of coach Pedro Morilla, after just 43 days at the helm.
Morilla was appointed on the 19th March, following the termination of José Luis Oltra’s contract.
A 2-1 loss at Real Oviedo had given El Grana their third defeat in a row, which spelled the end for Oltra, and the board made the change in an attempt to keep pace with the promotion race.
Morilla’s first match in charge came in Week 32, at home to Numancia, and gave many reasons to be optimistic about Granada’s promotion bid as they stemmed the tide of losses and prevailed 1-0.
However, this proved to be the only victory during Morilla’s short tenure. In his six weeks in charge, he amassed a record of one win, three draws and two losses.
They lost to Lorca, currently 21st in the league and drew with Sevilla Atlético and Cultural Leonesa, ranked 22nd and 16th respectively. Saturday’s 2-1 loss to title contenders proved to be Morilla’s last act as manager and he leaves the club treading water in eighth place, four points off the coveted sixth position which holds with it entry to the promotion playoff.
There has been no official word from the club as to who will replace the 45-year-old.