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.