Football: Paciencia leaves Deportivo after just five weeks

Domingos Paciencia was relieved of his duties as Deportivo La Coruna manager on Monday after just five weeks in charge of the La Liga strugglers.

"Portuguese coach Domingos Paciencia and his colleagues won't coach the first team any more. Jose Angel Franganillo took charge of training today (Monday)," the Galician outfit announced via their website, two days after an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Granada.

The 44-year-old Paciencia, a former Porto star, replaced Jose Luis Oltra on December 31, but his reign produced just one victory in six matches, a sequence of results that left promoted Deportivo bottom of the division on 16 points from 23 matches, six adrift of safety.

Paciencia had previous managerial spells at Uniao de Leiria, Academica de Coimbra, Braga and Sporting Lisbon, whom he left last February after a string of poor displays.