Head coach Guti been sacked by Almeria.
The former Real Madrid midfielder leaves the job in LaLiga SmartBank with the Andalusian side sixth.
They are five points off Real Zaragoza, in the second position for automatic promotion.
Almeria has gained six points from a possible 12 since LaLiga SmartBank returned in June, leaving them in playoff position.
The ambitious owner of Almeria, Turki Al-Sheik, will now look to name a coach who will be able to take the club to Spain’s top flight at first try according to.
Guti won nine, drew five and lost eight in his 22 games in charge over six months.
The decision to fire him was likely arrived at after Almeria was beaten 1-0 by Alcorcon on Thursday night at the Estadio Mediterraneo.