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Jémez named Granada boss

The ex-Rayo Vallecano coach has been announced as the new man in charge at the LaLiga club, and is to be presented on Wednesday.

Jémez named Granada boss
Paco Campos EFE

Paco Jémez is to take over as the new head coach of LaLiga club Granada, it was confirmed on Monday.

Three-year contract

In a statement, the Andalusian side revealed that the former Rayo Vallecano boss has been handed a three-year deal and will be officially unveiled on Wednesday at 13:00 CEST.

The 46-year-old had spent the past four seasons at Rayo, but rejected a new contract at the Madrid-based outfit following their relegation from the top flight.

New coach for a new era

Jémez, who won 21 caps for Spain as a player, is Granada's first managerial appointment under new majority shareholder Jian Lizhang, owner of Chinese firm Link International Sports.

He replaces José González, who led Los Rojiblancos to a 16th-placed finish in LaLiga after taking the reins at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in February.