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Cesare Prandelli Takes Over At Valencia

prandelli-valenciaValencia have appointed former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli as their new full-time manager. Prandelli replaces former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran, who was sacked after Los Che lost their opening four La Liga games.

Valencia won both games under caretaker boss Voro to move off the bottom.

“Valencia Football Club wish to inform all their fans that they have reached an agreement with the Italian Coach Cesare Prandelli to take over as Coach of the first team until June 30, 2018,” read a statement on Los Che’s official website.

“Prandelli, 59, initialed his agreement with the President Chan Lay Hoon today and will attend the Valencia-Atletico Madrid match in the President’s box tomorrow.

“The new Coach will be presented to the media on Monday at 12:00 [CET] at Mestalla.

“On Monday afternoon, with his coaching staff, he will lead his first training session at Paterna.”

Prandelli will watch the game against fourth-placed Atletico from the Mestalla stands before leading his first training session on Monday.

The Italian led his nation between 2010 and 2014, taking them to the Euro 2012 final where they lost against Spain, then resigning after group-stage elimination at the World Cup in Brazil two years later.

He returned to management shortly after at Turkish giants Galatasaray, only to be sacked 147 days later.