Real Madrid great Guti takes charge of Almeria

Guti, 43, will lead Spanish second-tier side Almeria in his first senior head coaching role after having previously coached Real Madrid's youth team.

Guti previously coached Real Madrid's youth team.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Almeria has appointed Real Madrid great Guti as head coach, the Segunda club confirmed on Monday.

Spanish second-tier side Almeria announced Guti's arrival in a series of tweets after the departure of Pedro Emanuel.

It is Guti's first senior coaching role, having previously coached Madrid's youth team and served as an assistant at Turkish giant Besiktas.

Guti joins Almeria, which is second in the Segunda table but 10 points adrift of leader Cadiz after 14 rounds in the race for LaLiga promotion.

Almeria – which last featured in LaLiga in 2014-15 – has only lost twice this season and is five games unbeaten.

The 43-year-old Guti's first match in charge will be against fifth-placed Real Zaragoza on Sunday.

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