BBC SPORT | Football | Europe | Coleman blames president for exit

Former Fulham boss Chris Coleman has resigned as manager of Spanish Second Division side Real Sociedad.

The Welshman has stepped down less than a week after stating he would be staying at the club following a meeting with new president Inaki Badiola.

“Things have changed with the arrival of Badiola because there are now two different ways of seeing the club and of working,” added Coleman.

Sociedad made a slow start following Coleman’s appointment last summer but they now lie fifth in the Segunda Division after a run of just one defeat in the last 11 matches, just a point off the promotion places.

Badiola was duly elected and his ideas for running the club included the addition of a number of new players that he had already pinpointed – a policy which did not sit well with Coleman.