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Luis Zubeldía: Alavés appoint Argentine as new head coach

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Luis Zubeldía: Alavés appoint Argentine as new head coach

Luis Zubeldía: Alavés appoint Argentine as new head coach

The 36-year-old Argentine has joined the LaLiga club on a 12-month contract, replacing countryman Mauricio Pellegrino at Mendizorroza.

Deportivo Alavés have named Luis Zubeldía as their new head coach, with the Argentine signing a one-year deal at the LaLiga club.

Takes over from Pellegrino at 'El Glorioso'

The 36-year-old replaces compatriot Mauricio Pellegrino, who left Alavés in May after leading the Basques to ninth in LaLiga and a first ever Copa del Rey final.

"The appointment [of Zubeldía] has been agreed, subject to approval by the UEFA Jira Panel, which checks the qualifications of all non-European coaches," read a statement released by Alavés on Saturday.

Zubeldía: Has coached in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico 

Zubeldía moves to Mendizorroza from Colombian club Independiente Medellín, having also had stints at Lanús and Racing Club in Argentina, Ecuadorian outfits Barcelona SC and LDU Quito, and Santos Laguna in Mexico.

"The new boss can't wait to tackle the challenge of coaching Deportivo Alavés in the best league in the world," Alavés added.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
8Espanyol 56 15 11 12
9Alavés 55 14 13 11
10Eibar 54 15 9 14
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*Update 17 de junio de 2017

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