Quique Flores lands Espanyol job

Flores, 51, was not kept on at Watford despite guiding it to a creditable 13th-placed Premier League finish in his only season at the helm after it had been promoted from the Championship.

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Former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores applauding the fans.

Espanyol has appointed Quique Sanchez Flores as itsr new head coach on a three-year contract.

The Catalan club has confirmed it has landed the former Watford boss on a deal until the end of the 2018-19 season and he will be presented to the media on Monday.

Flores, 51, was not kept on at Watford despite guiding it to a creditable 13th-placed Premier League finish in his only season at the helm after it had been promoted from the Championship.

He has also managed the likes of Valencia, Benfica and Atletico Madrid, with whom he won the Europa League in 2010.

Espanyol finished 13th in La Liga, but only made sure of its safety from relegation on the final day of the season and it parted company with boss Constantin Galca last month.

"RCD Espanyol are proud to join a successful and renowned coach to lead the first team in this new project," read the club's statement announcing Flores' arrival.

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