Las Palmas coach Manolo Marquez resigns

Manolo Marquez steered Las Palmas to impressive wins over Athletic Bilbao and Malaga, but has quit as coach after just six games in charge.

Impressive victories at Malaga and at home against Athletic Bilbao had the Canary Island side off to a solid start, but Marquez has handed in his notice following Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Leganes.   -  Twitter (@UDLP_Oficial)

Las Palmas is on the hunt for a new head coach after Manolo Marquez's shock resignation just six games into the LaLiga season.

Marquez made the step up from Las Palmas B, which he guided into the Segunda B last term, to replace Quique Setien in the senior team.

Impressive victories at Malaga and at home against Athletic Bilbao had the Canary Island side off to a solid start, but Marquez has handed in his notice following Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Leganes at the Estadio de Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas great and former Spain international Juan Carlos Valeron will take temporary charge of the first team, alongside Paquito Ortiz.

Their first task in tandem is a daunting one, with a trip to Camp Nou to take on a flawless Barcelona coming on Sunday.

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