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Pako Ayestaran remains in charge of Las Palmas

Pako Ayestaran remains in charge of Las Palmas

Las Palmas have told Pako Ayestaran that his position is safe, despite another defeat on Sunday.

Following the resignation of Manolo Marquez earlier this season, Ayestaran had been hired but faced a difficult start to life at the Gran Canarian side, meeting Barcelona in his first game in that famed ‘behind closed doors’ match.

A whole host of players left the club over the summer, whilst Vitolo and Loic Remy were brought in, however, results have been poor.

Four defeats and two wins prior to Ayestaran’s arrival saw Los Amarillos sit in 15th place, but their run has now continued to eight games without a point.

The defeat to Levante on Sunday was also the former Liverpool coach’s 13th in succession having been with Valencia last year.

Despite the poor record, it is understood that the board of directors at the Gran Canarian club have backed Ayestaran once more.

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.

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Ayesteran’s only good moment at the club so far came with a 4-1 Copa del Rey win at 10-man Depor last week.