Struggling Numancia have sacked their coach Sergio Kresic and appointed Jose Rojo Martin ‘Pacheta’ in his place until the end of the season.
Croatian Kresic took charge in July after the side won promotion to the top flight last season. But their 1-0 defeat at home to Real Mallorca on Sunday was their fifth league loss in a row.
They slipped to 19th in the table with 20 points from 23 games, and are one point from safety.
Sports director Pacheta will be presented on Wednesday, the club said in a statement on their website and his first match in charge will be away to the side one point and two places above them, Osasuna, on Sunday.