La Liga: Leganes appoints Aguirre as new head coach

Javier Aguirre has been appointed as the new head coach of La Liga side Leganes, four months after being sacked by the Egypt national team.

New Leganes coach Javier Aguirre had been sacked by Egypt national football team in July.   -  Getty Images

La Liga struggler Leganes has announced experienced Mexican boss Javier Aguirre as its new head coach.

Aguirre, who has previously led Spanish sides Osasuna, Atletico Madrid, Real Zaragoza and Espanyol, replaces interim coach Luis Cembranos on a deal that runs through until the end of 2019-20.

Cembranos stepped up from the reserve side following Mauricio Pellegrino's sacking last month and oversaw Leganes' only win of the league season so far against Real Mallorca nine days ago.

However, Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Eibar leaves it still bottom of La Liga and six points adrift of 17th-placed Mallorca.

Aguirre's most recent coaching position was with the Egypt national side, a role he held for less than a year before his side's disappointing early Africa Cup of Nations elimination in July.

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