Atlético’s official site confirmed Thursday evening that manager Gregorio Manzano has been fired.
According to the club’s official statement, Atleti’s Executive Board reached the decision to dismiss the heavily-under-fire coach in a meeting held Thursday afternoon.
“This decision has already been communicated to the manager, with whom we have reached an agreement to terminate his contract,” the statement read.
“Club Atlético de Madrid thanks Gregorio Manzano for the job performed and wishes him the best for the future.
“The club will now focus on hiring a manager to direct the first team,” concluded the statement.