Juan Manuel Lillo
Juan Manuel Lillo Reuters

Former Almeria coach Juan Manuel Lillo has resigned from Atletico Nacional's manager position, said the Colombian club.

The announcement followed Nacional's loss to Deportes Tolima on penalties last week, a result that eliminated the Medellin club from the first division tournament, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Lillo arrived at the club with exceptional credentials and after his time working with the team (we) ratify his quality as a person and as a coach," Nacional said in a statement on their official website on Tuesday.

Lillo, 54, joined Nacional in June, replacing Reinaldo Rueda.

His 36-year coaching career has included spells in charge of Real Sociedad, Zaragoza, Salamanca, Oviedo and Tenerife in Spain's top flight.