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Las Palmas hire Paco Ayestaran

Las Palmas have hired former Valencia coach Paco Ayestaran after seeing Manolo Marquez resign earlier in the week.

Following the resignation of Marquez on Monday, 54-year-old Ayestaran has been hired and will face a difficult start to life when he travels with his new side to the Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon.

A whole host of players left the Gran Canarian side this summer, whilst the likes of Vitolo and Loic Remy were bought in – but their experience has not helped them start well to the season.

Four defeats and two wins sees Los Amarillos sit in 15th place and they have now lent on Ayestaran’s qualities to push them up the table.

The former Liverpool coach, spent eleven seasons as assistant to Rafa Benitez, coaching in England and also with Extremadura, Tenerife and Valencia.

Since breaking ties with the Newcastle United boss, he has managed Mexican side Tecos and Santos Lugana, alongside Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv and short spell back with Valencia.

Joining him at Las Palmas will be his two assistants, David Caneda and Jose Viela, whilst Paquito Ortiz will also be involved back stage.

Meanwhile, Marquez, who resigned after the 2-0 defeat to Leganes at the weekend – has remained as part of the backroom staff at the club.


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