Deportivo sack Coach Cristobal after Real Sociedad thrashing.
Cristobal Parralo’s short tenure at Deportivo La Coruna has come to an abrupt end.
Deportivo La Coruna sacked their coach Cristobal Parralo on Sunday with the club rooted in the relegation zone on the back of a poor run of results.
After a 5-0 thrashing at Real Sociedad on Friday the Liga club’s directors decided to swing the axe on Parralo’s short reign even though he only took over from Pepe Mel in November.
The defeat at San Sebastian, just along Spain’s northern coast from the Galician port of La Coruna, was the seventh game without a win for Deportivo.
The club have been in decline for the past decade after a mini golden era when they won the Spanish league in 2000 and the cup in 2001 with Dutch striker Roy Makaay as the spearhead and iconic Brazilian centre-back Mauro Silva as captain.
Deportivo won just two of the 13 LaLiga games Cristobal took charge of, but their three most recent fixtures had alarm bells ringing.
A 7-1 demolition by Real Madrid was followed by a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to fellow strugglers Levante, who fought back from 2-0 down to rescue a point.
And Friday’s 5-0 loss at Real Sociedad – who themselves had lost four in a row beforehand – proved the final straw, as former Spain international Cristobal leaves Deportivo third from bottom.