Getafe coach Michael Laudrup has announced he will leave the Primera Liga side at the end of the season.
The former Denmark international steered Getafe to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in their debut campaign in Europe, a second successive final of the King’s Cup and preserved their Primera Liga status.
“My time at the club has come to an end,” Laudrup told a news conference.
“I’m making this announcement so that the club can have a chance to look for a replacement and in order to express my thanks to them for having given me this opportunity.
“This club is a very recent arrival to the first division, but despite that people said to me when I took over here that I had gone to a club which had great expectations.
“I replied that they were right but that it was a great challenge and look how it turned out. I hope the person that replaces me will be able to do even better even though the club is going to be in the UEFA Cup again.”
Laudrup, who played in Spain for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, took charge of Getafe at the start of the season after the previous incumbent Bernd Schuster left to take over at champions Real.
The Dane has been linked with a number of coaching posts this season, including Chelsea.