07.12.2017 14:00 h

Leonardo exits Antalyaspor after just two months

Brazilian Leonardo has stepped down as coach of Turkish Super Lig club Antalyaspor after just over two months in the job, the side said in a statement on Thursday.

"Our coach Leonardo has left the club by mutual consent. We thank him for his contribution and wish him sporting success in the future," Antalyaspor said.

The arrival in late September of the high-profile Leonardo, who has previously been manager of AC Milan and Inter Milan as well as director of football at Paris Saint-Germain, had been greeted with excitement by the club.

But his departure -- rapid even by the revolving door standards of Turkish football management -- comes with Antalyaspor enduring a disastrous season so far.

The club from the southern Turkish Mediterranean resort city are one of Turkey's most ambitious sides, despite only winning promotion to the Super Lig in 2015.

But a star-studded squad including captain Samuel Eto'o and former Manchester City and France midfielder Samir Nasri has failed to make any impact so far.

Antalyaspor are currently languishing just above the relegation zone with 13 points from 14 matches and Monday's 3-0 defeat away to Trabzonspor appears to have proved the final straw.