Levante have confirmed that manager Paco Lopez will continue in his current role into the 2018/19 season after rescuing the club from relegation since taking over on 4th March, replacing Juan Muniz.
The club confirmed the news on their official website on Wednesday amid increasing speculation with Lopez having overseen just one defeat from nine games played.
In that time, Levante impressively boasts the best record of any side in La Liga having amassed 22 points from a possible 27.
Lopez’s new contract at the club runs for until the summer of 2019, with a clause which allows the club to extend the deal for a further year if they wish to activate it.
Previously a player for Levante, Lopez surprised many with his impact after stepping up from Levante’s B team, where he had seen his side defeated only four times in 30 games.
The role was Lopez’s first in the top flight, having spent much of his career in the lower leagues with the likes of Alcoyano, Cattaroja and in the set-up at Villarreal, having held management roles with the Yellow Submarine’s B and C teams.
16th-place Levante will face Barcelona at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia looking to extend their unbeaten run to four games and potentially achieve a fifth straight victory on home turf after seeing off Eibar, Las Palmas, Malaga and Sevilla since Lopez’s appointment.