Asier Garitano takes over as Real Sociedad coach

The former Leganés coach moves north to the Basque Country for his next managerial challenge. He signs a three-year contract in San Sebastián.

Asier Garitano takes over as Real Sociedad coach
Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad confirmed on Thursday that Asier Garitano will take over as the club’s head coach for the next three seasons.

Garitano arrives after Leganés miracles

Garitano, 48, arrives in San Sebastián after guiding Leganés from the Segunda B to LaLiga in just three seasons, before then keeping Los Pepineros in the top flight.

Leganés offered him a improved contract to stay at Butarque, but Garitano felt it was the right moment to begin the next stage of his career.

Real Sociedad sacked Eusebio Sacristán in March and Imanol Alguacil has been in interim charge since then. Leganés, meanwhile, have not yet filled the managerial vacancy, but they held talks with former-Southampton coach Mauricio Pellegrino on Thursday.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
11Espanyol 49 12 13 13
12R. Sociedad 49 14 7 17
13Celta 49 13 10 15
Full standing

*Update 24 de mayo de 2018