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Watford appoint Spanish coach Javi Gracia on 18-month deal

Premier League side Watford have appointed Javi Gracia on an 18-month deal to replace sacked Marco Silva. Gracia, 47, signed a deal which will last until the end of next season and has the option to extend based on results and the club’s standing in the Premier League, having edged closer to the relegation places. The former Rubin Kazan boss comes in after the English club sacked Silva, following just one win in 11 league games, culminating in their 2-0 defeat to Leicester City at the weekend. It is understood…

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Javi Gracia top of Real Sociedad’s wishlist, if Eusebio Sacristan departs

Real Sociedad have identified Javi Gracia as the man they want to replace Eusebio Sacristan, if the current manager’s results don’t improve, according to MARCA. La Real have only won three of their last fifteen matches in La Liga and dropped points against sides around them in Girona, Getafe, Malaga, Las Palmas and Leganes. These results have seen them slip from joint top to twelfth in the table, five places outside the European spots. The shock defeat in the Copa del Rey at the hands of Segunda B side Lleida…

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Sevilla sack manager Eduardo Berizzo

Sevilla have sacked manager Eduardo Berizzo, just a week after he returned from his prostate cancer surgery, the club announced on their official website. The Spaniard only joined the Andalusian outfit in June, following a three-year spell at Celta Vigo, but a run of four games without a win, including a 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad in which Berizzo was criticised for his squad selection, has seen an end to his short spell in the south. The 48-year-old’s announcement to his players about suffering from cancer went viral, telling them…

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Former Malaga boss Gracia sacked in Russia

Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan have sacked former Malaga boss Javi Gracia after one year in charge. Rubin finished ninth in the Russian league, despite the arrival of Gracia and three former La Liga players – Alex Song, Ruben Rochina and Jonathas. Their lowly finish and 11 defeats in 31 games has now prompted the club to call time on Gracia’s appointment and look on to another coach, leaving the former Malaga man without a club. Gracia rose to fame when he guided Pontevedra and Cadiz to Segunda B…

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