Madrid: Spanish club AlavÃ©s hired coach Pablo MachÃn on a one-year contract on Wednesday.
MachÃn takes over following a season in which the Basque Country club finished 16th in the first division of the Spanish league, three points above the relegation zone.
The team was being managed by interim coach Juan MuÃ±iz since Asier Garitano was fired after a poor run of results following the pandemic break.
MachÃn coached Espanyol last year, but was fired in December after just two months in charge.
Espanyol finished last and was relegated. The club based in Barcelona on Tuesday hired Vicente Moreno as its new coach. It had been managed by JoaquÃn PÃ©rez Rufete since firing Abelardo FernÃ¡ndez after the break