CA Osasuna have charged Javier Gracia with the task of reviving the Liga club's fortunes with the new coach arriving at El Sadar on a two-year contract.
A former Real Valladolid CF, Real Sociedad de Fútbol, Villarreal CF and Córdoba CF midfielder, the Pamplona native takes over from José Luis Mendilibar who was dismissed on Tuesday. The 43-year-old Gracia guided UD Almería to promotion to the Spanish top flight last term before leaving the post in the summer.
The ex-Cádiz CF, Villarreal B, Olympiacos Volou FC and Kerkyra FC tactician's first game at the helm of Osasuna – currently bottom of the Liga standings after three defeats in as many matches – will be Sunday's trip to Getafe CF.
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