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Luis Garcia named new Mallorca coach

07 Aug 2020, 21:30 GMT+10

MADRID, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Former Getafe and Levante coach Luis Garcia Plaza has been named as the new coach of Mallorca.

Luis Garcia replaces Vicente Moreno, who earlier this week left Mallorca to take over at Espanyol, and his main task will be to compete with Espanyol for one of the two automatic promotion places after both clubs were relegated to the Spanish second division at the end of last season.

The coach, who has also worked in Saudi Arabia and China, where he coached Beijing Renhe, previously enjoyed success after leading Levante to the top flight and maintaining the club in the category, before joining Getafe, where he was also successful.

Former Mirandes coach Andoni Iriola had also been tipped as a candidate for the Mallorca job, but on Thursday he was named as the new coach of Rayo Vallecano and will be another rival in the battle for promotion next season.

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