La Liga's bottom club Huesca sacks Franco

After overseeing five losses in six La Liga games following a bright start to the season, Huesca coach Leo Franco has been sacked.

Huesca coach Leo Franco   -  Getty Images

Leo Franco has been sacked by La Liga's bottom club Huesca after five defeats in its last six matches.

Huesca started its maiden La Liga campaign with a 2-1 win at fellow minnows Eibar before claiming a 2-2 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

But an 8-2 thrashing at the hands of champions Barcelona led to a collapse in its from, Huesca winning a single point since.

With the club two points adrift of safety going into the international break, Huesca confirmed Franco's sacking on Tuesday.

"Huesca appreciates the commitment and great dedication shown during all his positions at the club and having been part of a project that he has helped grow," a club statement said.

Former Argentina goalkeeper Franco, who ended his playing career at the club, was appointed as Huesca's head coach in June, replacing Rubi having previously been director of external relations.