Paco Jemez arrives at Las PalmasDecember 21, 2017
Las Palmas have confirmed the appointment of Paco Jemez after weeks of negotiations with a number of candidates.
La Liga’s bottom club have been debating over a new head coach, with both Jorge Almiron and Jemez the leading candidates.
It has not been a good season for the Gran Canarian club after the departures of several top performers back in the summer and coach Quique Setien, who is now heading up Real Betis.
After sacking former Liverpool coach Pako Ayestaran at the end of November, following an unsuccessful two months in charge – the club have now made the former Rayo Vallecano man their new boss.
Lanus boss Almiron had been strongly linked with reports coming out of Argentine, quoting the tactician saying he was set to move to Spain.
But Jemez is now the man in charge, after leaving his role with Mexican side Cruz Azul last month.
Currently sitting rock bottom of the La Liga table, Las Palmas have just 11 points from 16 games and need to quickly improve if they are to catch their closest safe rivals, Deportivo La Coruna.
A 2-0 defeat to Getafe on Wednesday evening ensures they will head into the winter break in that position, making Jemez’s job after Christmas a massive task.