Spanish Primera Division club Espanyol have confirmed they have sacked coach Juande Ramos, two weeks after he was suspended from his duties.

Ramos quit Real Betis to take charge at Espanyol during the summer but the side failed to record a victory in their first fiveleague games of the season and he was suspended when he attributed the club’s poor start to the season to the club for not signing the players he wanted.

The former reserve team coach, Ramon Moya, was appointed caretaker coach a fortnight ago and, after a successful in which Espanyol have won two of his three games in charge, he will continue on a full-time basis until the end of the season

Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz, assistant coach to Ramos, has also been sacked and he, like Ramos, have been offered no financial compensation by the club.

Espanyol’s legal advisor Gabriel Almarzegui said: “In the cases of Juande and Muniz, it is a sacking without compensation. If they consider that is not correct, they have a right to go to court. If the court considers that the decision made by the club is not proper then they will pay compensation.”