Espanyol name Javier Aguirre as boss

Can Javier Aguirre be the man to turn Espanyol's fortunes around after being appointed as the La Liga club's new manager?
Can Javier Aguirre be the man to turn Espanyol’s fortunes around after being appointed as the La Liga club’s new manager?

Javier Aguirre has been named as the new manager of Espanyol following the departure of former manager Mauricio Pochettino at the beginning of the week.

The 53-year-old is the former head coach of Spanish clubs Osasuna, Atletico Madrid and Real Zaragoza, as well as taking charge of his native Mexican national team during the World Cups in 2002 and 2010, respectably making it to the second round of each of the tournaments.

The club have released a statement about the appointment of their new manager, who must try to turn Espanyol’s fortunes around and lift them from the foot of the La Liga table.

“Espanyol and Javier Aguirre have reached an agreement for the Mexican to be the coach of the Catalan club until the end of the season,” the statement read.

The Catalan club have played 13 games in the league this season and picked up just nine points in the process.

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