Jorge Almiron to be appointed Las Palmas boss

Jorge Almiron to be appointed Las Palmas boss

December 4, 2017 Off By Sports Writer

Lanus boss Jorge Almiron is set to be appointed new coach of Las Palmas, he has confirmed.

Almiron’s claimed arrival comes after the Gran Canarian side sacked Pako Ayestaran after just a couple of months in charge.

Following the resignation of Manolo Marquez earlier this season, Ayestaran had been hired but faced a difficult start to life at the club, 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 of poor results continued and the former Liverpool coach was sacked last week.

After a shock victory over Real Betis at the weekend, Almiron’s arrival has fans of the club hopeful a turn-around in form is on the horizon.

“It’s almost definite that I’m going to Las Palmas,” he said to reporters.

Spanish daily AS also report that Ivan Marcone will also leave Lanus and follow the coach to the La Liga club.

Having retired from his playing career in 2009, Almiron began his coaching career in Mexico with Dorados, before spells with Club Atlas and Argentine side Independiente.

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His biggest success as a coach came in 2016, winning the Argentine Premier Division with Lanus, which was followed by a domestic Supercup victory.

His arrival is expected to be confirmed on Monday evening.