Former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores and sporting director J
The club released a statement on the official website,
"As a result of this decision, the club also reports that Espanyol B coach David Gallego will temporarily assume the role of coach of the first team, since this Sunday in the derby against Girona FC in Montilivi and in the session of this Saturday before the game.
"RCD Espanyol thanks Quique Sánchez Flores for his dedication and work in these two seasons to the club, where he has been an important figure leading the project from the bench and makes him the best wishes for his professional future."
COMUNICAT OFICIAL #RCDE | Fi d’etapa de Jordi Lardín i Quique Sánchez Flores.— RCD Espanyol (@RCDEspanyol) April 20, 2018
El club ha decidit cessar a tots dos professionals de les seves responsabilitats com a director esportiu i entrenador del primer equip: https://t.co/7DfaJ5fBEg #RCDE pic.twitter.com/7eQ8MrlxnF
Flores has only managed eight wins in La Liga this season and has departed with Espanyol nine points above the drop zone.
Espanyol currently sit 16th in La Liga and haven't won in their last six games. Despite finishing eighth last season, progress has come to a halt this season which has resulted in Flores' sacking.
Espanyol face fellow strugglers Las Palmas next Saturday as Gallego looks to get his short-term tenure at the club off to a good start.