Villarreal have sacked manager Fran Escriba following Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Getafe.
The 52-year-old led Villarreal to a fifth-place finish last season, but has been dismissed following their poor start to the new campaign.
Villarreal have won just two of their opening six matches this season and currently occupy 14th place in La Liga.
“Villarreal have decided to terminate the contract of Fran Escriba as first-team coach,” the club said in a statement.
“In the coming hours, the club will name who the new Villarreal coach will be.”