Granada confirmed on Monday that the club has fired manager Fabriciano Gonzalez after the club suffered its third successive defeat over the weekend.

Gonzalez guided Granada to the top flight for the first time in 35 years after earning consecutive promotions. However, life in La Liga has been difficult with Granada losing four of its last five games to sit only one point above the relegation zone.

"After a meeting held this afternoon between our sporting director, Juan Carlos Cordero, and the coach of the first team, Fabriciano Gonzalez, it was decided to relieve him of his duties, with this being a painful decision for the board members of the club," read a statement on the team's official website.

No replacement has been announced and the team will be in action next on Sunday at Real Betis.