Osasuna have moved quickly to appoint a successor to sacked coach Jose Angel Ziganda, bringing in former Spain boss Jose Antonio Camacho to take charge.
Fifty-three-year-old Camacho has joined on a contract initially running until the end of the current campaign.
He has been out of work since leaving Benfica in March, having previously coached at Rayo Vallecano, Espanyol, Sevilla and Real Madrid, as well as having taken charge of the Spanish national team between 1998 and 2002.
Meanwhile, Ziganda commented shortly after being axed: "It surprised me. I knew that the situation was bad, because if you don't pick up points then all the coaches are walking a tightrope.
"We are very sad but we have to accept it. The reasons are obvious. We have not managed to win and the team needed a change.
"We wanted more time, because I think that the team has been capable of winning all the games.
"We wanted more time to get the best performances out of the players, but the club want results.
"There is a lot of pressure and in the end the string is broken."