MADRID, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Domingos Palacios has ended a brief but disastrous spell in charge of Spanish BBVA Primera Liga club Deportivo la Coruna.
Domingos decided on Monday to leave the club by mutual consent after a difficult 48 hours.
Saturday saw Deportivo thrashed 3-0 at home by fellow strugglers Granada to leave them rock bottom of the league with just 17 points from 23 matches.
Perhaps just as important is that since the arrival of the former Sporting Lisbon coach to replace Jose Luis Oltra, Deportivo have lost four out of six matches, including Saturday's game and a humiliating defeat the previous week when they lost to Getafe despite playing most of the game with an extra man on the pitch after Getafe had goalkeeper Juan Moya sent off.
His six games in charge yielded just five points with the club's performances appearing to get worse every weekend.
Domingos presented his resignation to Deportivo President CesarLendoiro following the Granada defeat, but was persuaded by Lendoiro and the club captains to change his mind.
"There is a unanimous opinion that he should carry on," said Lendoiro at the time.
However, it appears that o Sunday, Palacios remained unconvinced that he would be able to turn the situation around and stop a club that has debts of over 100 million euros (around 120 million U.S. dollars) returning to the Spanish second division after just one season among the elite.
This lack of confidence reached Lendoiro and his directors, convincing them that another change in the dugout was the only solution.
Palacios is the seventh Primera Liga coach to leave his post this season and the third in the past three weeks following the departure of Juan Antonio Anquila from Granada and last week's sacking of Joaquin Caparros at Mallorca.