Celta Vigo sacked coach Antonio Mohamed on Monday and replaced him with Portuguese Miguel Cardoso after a poor start to the season that has left them 14th in La Liga.
The Galician club have three wins from 12 matches and lost 4-2 at home to European champions Real Madrid on Sunday under Argentine Mohamed who replaced Juan Carlos Unzue in May.
Mohamed managed several prominent clubs in Mexico before going to Celta. He won league titles with Club America and Tijuana, as well as a cup title with Monterrey.
Real Madrid notched a fourth straight win under interim coach Santiago Solari by winning 4-2 at Celta Vigo on Sunday to move to within four points of La Liga leaders Barcelona.
Karim Benzema gave the European champions the lead in the 20th minute with an irresistible piece of control and finish after a pinpoint pass from Luka Modric.
The Frenchman was then instrumental in doubling the lead early in the second half, firing a shot which squirmed under goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez and over the line off...
Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas has said that Real Madrid were keen to sign him last summer before choosing to re-sign Mariano.
Aspas has been La Liga's highest-scoring Spaniard for the last two years, and was reportedly a target for Real Madrid earlier this year.
The Spain international has now said that the European champions, who face Celta Vigo on Sunday, did hold an interest in him, though they did not make a formal approach.
"They didn't contact me directly but it's true that there was an interest,"...