Jose Antonio Camacho quit
as star-studded Real Madrid's coach after just six games and was
replaced Monday by assistant Mariano Garcia Remon.
Boasting a roster with Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and David Beckham,
Madrid is 2-1 and tied for seventh in the Spanish league. It went 2-1 in
the Champions League under Camacho, who replaced Carlos Queiroz after
last season, the team's first since 1999 without a trophy.
Madrid lost two games in the past week, prompting Camacho's resignation
Sunday. Club president Florentino Perez announced Monday that the move
was accepted at an emergency board meeting.
``I think that the performance of this team is not the right one, and me
being here is not going to improve that,'' Camacho said. ``I have my own
way of doing things, and I didn't see it on the field. I didn't see it
was going to improve.''
It wasn't clear whether Garcia Remon was hired on a permanent or interim
basis. He played goalie for Real Madrid from 1971-86, coached its youth
team to three titles and coached lower-league Sporting de Gijon for two
seasons. He joined Real Madrid during the offseason.