Francisco takes over at Huesca following Leo Franco dismissalOctober 10, 2018
Huesca have sacked coach Leo Franco after a run of seven games without a win in La Liga.
Heading into Sunday’s game with Real Valladolid, Franco was under heavy pressure after a dismal run of results, and a 1-0 defeat was the final nail in the coffin for the club’s hierarchy.
An opening day win over Eibar was followed by a win less run of seven games, leaving the newly promoted club – rock bottom of Spain’s top flight.
A board meeting on Tuesday morning confirmed reports as the former Mallorca keeper was relived of his duties.
The Argentine was appointed in the summer after Rubi was installed as Espanyol boss following a successful season last time out which saw Huesca promoted.
In terms of Franco’s replacement, few names have been mentioned, although Francisco has arrived to take over training with a view to becoming official coach in the coming days.
Francisco’s career was closely associated with Almería as both a player and manager, and he started coaching the first team at the age of 35. In the former capacity, he amassed Segunda División totals of 185 games and 45 goals during six seasons, also representing Granada 74 and Alicante in the competition.
Huesca’s next game comes against Espanyol, who they will face former boss Rubi – and they then face a string of games before Christmas that will determine their La Liga season.