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Atletico Madrid sack coach Resino

Abel Resino
Resino, a former Atletico player, took charge of the club in February

Struggling Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid have parted company with their coach Abel Resino.

The La Liga side made the statement on its website on Friday, two days after a 4-0 Champions League defeat at Chelsea.

Atletico have only one point from three games and lie bottom of Group D, while a poor start to their La Liga campaign has left them languishing in 15th.

The 49-year-old took over as coach at the Vicente Calderon in February after the dismissal of Javier Aguirre.

Resino left his post at Second Division side Castellon to take over at Atletico and a run of eight wins in their last nine games last season earned them a place in the Champions League.

But Los Colchoneros have won only one of their last seven league games and are one point above the relegation zone.

Spanish sports newspaper Marca said on Thursday that Resino would be replaced by Denmark's Michael Laudrup.

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