Amex Stadium

Next Game

Brighton v Fulham

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 3 - 3 Brighton

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Javi Gracia lands Osasuna job

Osasuna have named former Almeria boss Javi Gracia as their new coach on a two-year contract.

Last Updated: 04/09/13 at 17:40 Post Comment

Osasuna: Javi Gracia named as their new coach

Osasuna: Javi Gracia named as their new coach

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Gracia takes over from Jose Luis Mendilibar, who was sacked on Tuesday with Osasuna rooted to the bottom of the Primera Division standings after losing their opening three games this season.

Osasuna did not take long to name Mendilibar's replacement, with Pamplona-born Gracia the man tasked with trying to lead his home-town club out of trouble.

The 43-year-old guided Almeria to promotion to La Liga last term through the play-offs before leaving the club in the summer, having failed to reach an agreement on a new contract.

The new man in the hotseat will be presented on Thursday, immediately after overseeing his first training session.

"Osasuna and Javier Gracia at 1700 (CET) this (Wednesday) afternoon signed a contract for the coach to take charge of the first team, along with (assistant) coach Juan Solla," read a statement on www.osasuna.es.

"The contract binds Javier Gracia and Juan Solla with Osasuna over the next two years.

"Javier Gracia will take training on Thursday from 1000 (CET) and will then be presented at the Instalaciones de Tajonar, accompanied by president Miguel Archanco."

His first competitive game in charge is set to be Osasuna's away match against Getafe when the Primera Division resumes after the international break.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund to qualify for last 16

Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Champions League: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both victorious, Monaco win at Leverkusen

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Basel to stay perfect in the Champions League, while Atletico and Monaco also claimed victories.

Champions League: Liverpool share points with 2-2 draw at Ludogorets in Group B

Liverpool drew 2-2 away to Ludogorets to keep their Champions League hopes alive with one game left in Group B.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property