Getafe fires Esnaider after rough start in 2nd division

MADRID (AP) " Getafe has fired Argentine coach Juan Esnaider after the team has won only one match in its return to the Spanish second division.

The announcement was made on Monday, a day after the team's 2-0 loss to Girona at home. It was Getafe's second consecutive loss and its third in four matches.

The team, from Madrid's suburbs, is 21st in the 22-team standings after seven rounds.

Esnaider was hired in April to try to save the team from relegation from the top flight, but it finished second to last in the standings and could not avoid demotion.

Esnaider's replacement was not immediately announced.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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