Huesca on the verge of appointing Francisco as Franco’s successor

La Liga debutants Huesca are currently without a manager after the sacking of head coach Leo Franco on Tuesday evening. The dismissal comes as no surprise with the Aragon club sitting rock bottom of the table after seven games without a win.

Franco’s sacking comes off the back of Huesca’s 1-0 defeat at Real Valladolid on Sunday. That was the fourth time in the last five games that Huesca had failed to find the net and Franco has ultimately paid the price for his team’s poor start to the season.

The Argentine was appointed in the summer as a replacement for Rubi, who had guided Huesca to Spain’s top division for the first time in their history, after he left to take charge at Espanyol.

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Franco, who earned four caps for Argentina during a career that included spells at Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray, is now without a job after his first managerial post at the age of 41 ended in failure. Before turning to management, Franco spent the previous two seasons as Director of External Relations after retiring from his playing days at the club in 2016.

‘Huesca appreciates the commitment and great dedication shown during all his positions at the club and having been a part of a project he has helped grow,’ said the official club statement after this sacking.

Former Almería and Córdoba boss, Francisco, is thought to be on the verge of being appointed as Franco’s replacement after arriving at Huesca’s training ground on Wednesday but the club’s president, Augustín Lasaosa, has insisted that a final agreement has not been made.

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