Marcelo Romero has left his position as Malaga head coach with immediate effect after just two months in charge.
The decision comes on the back of just one LaLiga win in Boquerones' last 13 games and following three straight defeats, a run which has left them 15th in the standings and seven points above the relegation zone.
Former Uruguay midfielder Romero enjoyed six seasons playing at Malaga from 2001, in which time he made over 130 appearances, and has been on the first-team coaching staff at La Rosaleda for the past three seasons.
He took over the reins at the end of December following the resignation of Juande Ramos.
A statement on the club's website read: "Malaga CF and the coach have decided, by mutual agreement, the non-continuity of the coach to take charge of the first team.
"The club wants to thank Marcelo Romero for his dedication, honesty, professionalism and effort and his way of feeling the malaguismo and the colours.
"The c lub will continue to be linked (with Romero) and this will always be his home."
Former Marseille, Olympiacos and Sevilla coach Michel has been strongly linked with taking over in the Spanish press.