Sevilla have sacked coach Pablo Machin after being kicked out of the Europa League by Slavia Prague.
The record five-time winners suffered a 6-5 aggregate defeat after a 4-3 loss in extra time in the Czech capital.
Machin had signed for them from Girona in May.
The club are sixth in La Liga, five points behind fourth place Getafe in the race for the Champions League.
Director of Football Joaquin Caparros takes over from Machin for the run-in, just as he did from Vincenzo Montella last season.
"Sevilla FC have made the decision this Friday to part company with first team coach Pablo Machín following a string of poor results in past weeks," said the Andalusians in a statement Friday.
"Director of Football, Joaquín Caparrós will take the reigns with immediate effect, with Carlos Marchena and Paco Gallardo acting as assistants.
"The veteran coach will take training today and will be on the Sevilla bench this Sunday when the team travel to Cornellá to face Espanyol. He will act as coach until the end of the season.
"Caparrós will have experience in this role, having taken over from Vincenzo Montella in similar circumstances last season.
"Sevilla FC wants to thank Pablo Machín and his staff for the work they have done at the club. We wish them all the best for the future. Chairman José Castro and Joaquín Caparrós will hold a press conference today at 14:45 CET."