Atletico Junior have parted company with Argentine-born coach Oscar Quintabani after the 2010 Clausura champions failed to qualify for this season’s quarter-finals.
The club from the Caribbean coastal city of Barranquilla said on their website on Monday they had decided to “terminate by mutual accord the contracts of the coaching staff of the club, including Oscar Hector Quintabani.”
Buenos Aires-born former goalkeeper Quintabani, 60, has won three Colombian league titles as a coach.
He took charge of Junior at the beginning of 2011 but his team failed to finish in the top eight in the round-robin phase of the Clausura championship. They were also upset by Mexico’s Chiapas in the Libertadores Cup first knockout round.
Former Colombia coach Jorge Luis Pinto, who has had a previous spell at Junior, is set to take over, the daily El Tiempo said.