LaLiga News 

Busy week at Leganes as Pellegrino is appointed with along with five new arrivals

Leganes have appointed former Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager, replacing Asier Garitano who moved to Real Sociedad at the end of the season. Garitano’s work in Madrid, helping Leganes from Segunda B all the way to La Liga and then keeping them there attracted the attention of the Basques and he decided that would be the next step in his career, with Pellegrino handed the task of keeping Lega in the top flight of Spanish football. Pellegrino was presented to the media and said;“Thanks to Leganés for…

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Bournemouth keen on signing Diego Rico, but will not pay €20m release clause

Bournemouth are interested in signing Leganes defender Diego Rico, but they may be forced to pay his €20m release clause, say reports in Spain. Eddie Howe’s side are looking to bolster their defensive options ahead of the new Premier League season and club scouts have been paying attention to the former of Rico last season. The 25-year-old joined the Madrid-based side from Real Zaragoza after their promotion to La Liga in 2016 and he has been a consistent performer in the top division ever since. Spanish daily Marca report that…

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Leganes could lose goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar to Greek Super League

Miguel Angel Guerrero’s decision to leave Leganes for Olympiakos sparked fury at Estadio Municipal de Butarque, but things could get even worse with MARCA saying that goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar could follow him. Mauricio Pellegrino has reportedly identified goalkeeper as a key area to improve this summer and wants to bring in competition for the Spaniard between the sticks. Cuellar has one year remaining on his current contract but shares an agent with Guerrero, both being represented by Elite Sports Asesores S.L., whose CEO is Jose Jesus Mesa, himself a former Leganes player.…

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Martin Mantovani leaves Leganes and joins relegated Las Palmas

Former Leganes defender Martin Mantovani has joined Las Palmas despite their relegation to La Liga 123. The Argentine centre back didn’t sign a new deal at the Estadio Butarque and has moved on to the Gran Canaria side where he has signed a two year deal, with the option of a third. The 33-year old Mantovani has been with Madrid based Leganes since the 2013/14 season and was part of their side that gained promotion to La Liga for the first time in their history. He began his career with…

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Mauricio Pellegrino named Leganes coach

Former Southampton, Alaves and Valencia manager Mauricio Pellegrino has been named the latest head coach at La Liga side Leganes. The Madrid-based outfit, who finished just one place (but 14 points) clear of the relegation zone last season, have given the Argentinian his first job since being sacked by Southampton after a disastrous nine-month spell left them scrapping against relegation. However, in Spain the 46-year-old’s stock is still high after, in the 2016-17 season, he took the recently-promoted Deportivo Alaves to the Copa del Rey final, losing only to Barcelona.…

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Pellegrino awaits Alaves trial outcome as Leganes wait patiently

Former Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is awaiting the outcome of his trial against former club Alaves over unpaid wages and bonuses. The Argentine coach filed a complaint against his former club in November last year, claiming that he and his assistants had failed to be paid an amount of €500,000 for guiding his former club to the Copa del Rey final in 2017. Pellegrino and his assistants failed to find an agreement with Alaves over the dispute and therefore it has been settled in court, with a decision set for next…

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Leganes holding on former Southampton boss Pellegrino

Leganes are nervously waiting on a reply from Mauricio Pellegrino over the vacant managerial role. The Madrid based club saw Asier Garitano leave for Real Sociedad earlier this week and they have attempted to move quickly to replace the talented coach. 46-year-old Pellegrino is currently without a job after a dismal time in England with Southampton, following spells with Valencia, Estudiantes, Independiente and Alaves. The Argentine is understood to be in Spain at present and is said to be weighing up the job offer submitted by the Buturque outfit. A…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: Biggest Attendance Change of the Year – Real Betis

Barcelona may have produced one of their best seasons in recent memory, romping to the La Liga title losing just one game (5-4 at Levante on Jornada 37) but the crowds in the stand dwindled with over 200,000 less fans making their way through the Camp Nou turnstiles than last season. Despite this, the Catalan club still had the most fans over the course of the season, averaging 268 more fans per game than Real Madrid. La Liga in general however was well watched in the stadiums in 2017/18, totalling…

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Asier Garitano set to leave Leganes at the end of the season

Manager Asier Garitano and Leganés will part ways at the end of the season. Leganés sent out a press release confirming that the manager’s five-year stint at the club will be coming to an end. Garitano took over the club when they were in the Segunda Division B. With him at the helm, the club earned promotion to the Segunda Division and in 2016 earned promotion to Spain’s top flight for the first time in club history. He also led the club on a historic run in this season’s Copa…

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LaLiga Match Centre News 

Leganes 0-3 Levante: History made at Butarque in torrential rain

The pressure was off for both sides as Levante made their first trip to Estadio Municipal de Butarque to face Leganes, receiving the traditional gift of a basket of cucumbers. Torrential rain and thunderstorms led to many fans vacating their seats early on but the atmosphere didn’t dampen, despite a lack of quality in the first half producing few chances for either the dominant Leganes side or Levante. It was Jose Luis Morales who opened the scoring, bursting through and firing his effort beyond Nereo Champagne before a bunch of…

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