Celta Vigo replace coach Herrera with Abel Resino
Spanish Liga outfit Celta Vigo have fired head coach Paco Herrera and replaced him with Abel Resino, the relegation-threatened club announced on Monday.
"Celta Vigo have signed Abel Resino as first team coach. He will replace Paco Herrera on the bench." read a statement on the club website.
Herrera guided the team back into the top flight last season but has seen results slide during this campaign as the team sit 18th in La Liga and four points from safety with just five wins from 24 matches.
The team who have never won the Spanish title, lost their last outing 3-1 at Getafe on Saturday which was enough for club management to bring down the axe on Herrera's reign.
Resino who was a former goalkeeper with Atletico Madrid and helped the capital club to Spanish Cups in 1991 and 1992 before coaching the team for a brief spell in 2009 and leading them to qualification for the Champions League.
The 53-year-old has also had spells at Valladolid, Granada and Valladolid.
"The new coach will be presented tomorrow (Tuesday) after first team training," continued the statement.