MADRID: Struggling Primera Liga football club Mallorca confirmed Gregorio Manzano as the replacement for coach Joaquin Caparros.
Manzano on Tuesday signed a contract until the end of the season with an option of another year, but it is surprising that the club has opted to employ him as the coach for the third time, reports Xinhua.
Manzano has also worked for Atletico Madrid, Malaga, Racing Santander and Rayo Vallecano in the past.
Caparros was sacked Monday after his side took just six points from its last 17 games to drop to second from bottom of the league table.
Manzano was a hero at Mallorca after leading the team to the Copa del Rey in his first spell at the Iberostar Stadium but his second spell as Mallorca coach ended in controversy and acrimony.
Upon leaving the club at the end of his second spell, Manzano had complained about unpaid money he was owed and had taken legal action which had threatened the very existence of the club.
Indo-Asian News Service