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Sevilla move quickly to appoint Míchel

Published: Tuesday 7 February 2012, 13.07CET
Sevilla FC have handed former Real Madrid CF and Spain midfielder Míchel the task of guiding them into the UEFA Champions League following Marcelino García Toral's dismissal.
Sevilla move quickly to appoint Míchel
Míchel has been appointed Sevilla coach until the end of the season ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 7 February 2012, 13.07CET

Sevilla move quickly to appoint Míchel

Sevilla FC have handed former Real Madrid CF and Spain midfielder Míchel the task of guiding them into the UEFA Champions League following Marcelino García Toral's dismissal.

Sevilla FC have named former Real Madrid CF and Spain midfielder Míchel as their new coach until the end of the season following the dismissal of Marcelino García Toral on Monday.

The 48-year-old takes charge on a deal covering the rest of the campaign but which will be extended should he guide Sevilla to a top-four finish and a UEFA Champions League spot. Míchel has had coaching spells at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Real Madrid Castilla and Getafe CF, whom he led to a club record sixth place in 2009/10. However, he is perhaps best known for a playing career in which he scored 21 goals in 66 appearances for Spain and won the UEFA Cup twice with Madrid.

Míchel's first task is a trip to Real Sociedad de Fútbol next Monday when he will attempt to end Sevilla's run of five defeats in seven games which has left the Andalusian side 11th in the Spanish Liga.

Last updated: 07/02/12 14.16CET

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