Madrid - Espanyol, in the bottom two in La Liga with just one win eight
matches, fired manager David Gallego on Monday and hired Pablo Machin.
Gallego, who played much of his career for lower-division teams in
Catalonia, joined Espanyol as a youth coach in 2013 and became head
coach in June.
"The club has decided to dismiss the Catalan from his
responsibilities as coach of the first team," said Espanyol on their
"The club has taken this decision as a result of the performance of
the first team and with the clear idea to redirect the current situation
of the white and blue team in La Liga."
The club said that Machin had signed a two-year deal. Machin managed
another club in Catalonia, Girona, from 2014-18, leading them to
promotion and then a 10th-place finish in La Liga. He then left to take
over at Sevilla but was fired in March.