Coach reveals match against Hercules will be his last at the Vicente Calderon and admits it will be an emotional evening but he hopes to finish season on a high
The coach enjoyed huge success last season with victory in the Europa League but has suffered this campaign, struggling to build upon the continental trophy win.
Speculation has been rife for months that Sanchez Flores would not be signing a contract extension this summer and the former Valencia and Getafe tactician has now revealed that he will be departing the club.
"It's my last game at the Vicente Calderon," the coach told reporters in his pre-match press-conference.
"The Atletico fans have always given me their whole support. It will be hard because I will experience strong emotions."
The 46-year-old has confirmed that he hopes to go out on a high by gaining Europa League qualification for the club.
"It's a sacred aspiration. It seems as if it's a failure to play it [Europa League], but it's important and players like [Fernando] Torres left the club without knowing what it was like to play in Europe," he added.
Sanchez Flores' successor has yet to be confirmed by the club but it is rumoured that Luis Enrique will be offered the job.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder has been in charge of the Catalan giants' B team since 2008, taking over from Pep Guardiola.