Manolo Marquez has announced that he will resign as manager of Las Palmas.
He handed in his resignation to chairman Miguel Angel Ramirez just 24 hours after his side’s 2-0 defeat at home to Leganes, only his sixth game in charge of the first team.
The Yellows have picked up wins over Malaga and Athletic but defeats to Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Leganes see them sit just 2 points above the drop zone.
In a press conference earlier this afternoon, Marquez explained that his departure was down to a matter of honesty.
He said, “Another manager will be able to do a better job than me. Honesty has to prevail over everything else, and I feel I have let the President down.”
The 49 year old also said how he didn’t regard his time at the helm as a failure, saying “Last night when I made my decision, I spoke to the four team captains and I told them what was happening. My decision is a more personal one”, he said. “During these months in the first division, more than learning, I take with me the experience of having done it, and you never know in time there might be a second chance to return to the manager’s bench.”
However, Marquez won’t be leaving the club entirely instead working in the training and scouting departments. His assistants Juan Carlos Valeron and Paquito Ortiz will take charge of the first team until a new manager is appointed, starting with the trip to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona at the weekend.