Valencia appoint Cesare Prandelli as latest manager

Valencia appoint Cesare Prandelli as latest manager


Valencia have appointed their eighth head coach in just over four years, securing the services of former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli on a deal effective until June 2018.

Prandelli has been without a job in football since he was axed by Galatasaray in 2014, but it has been confirmed that he is to replace Pako Ayestaran.


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The 59-year-old will be in the stands to watch his new side tackle Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Sunday, with caretaker boss Vovo set to steer what had been a leaky ship prior to Ayestaran’s dismissal.

Los Che still find themselves ell down the table in 16th, but secured back-to-back wins over Leganes and Alaves, ending a run of four-straight league defeats.

Aside from his spell in Istanbul and now Valencia, Prandelli’s managerial career has been confined entirely to Italian clubs as well as the national team, with prior stints at AS Roma and Fiorentina among others.

Prandelli was at the helm when Italy reached the Euro 2012 final, only to be humbled 4-0 by Spain.

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