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Alaves confirm former player Abelardo Fernandez as new coach

Alaves appoint former player as their new coach

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Alaves have confirmed the appointment of former player Abelardo Fernandez as their new manager.

Fernandez, 47, replaces Italian Gianni De Biasi, who was sacked earlier this week after barely two months in charge.

Alaves have picked up just six points from 12 La Liga games this season, leaving them rooted to the foot of the table and already six points adrift of safety.

A club statement read: “Alaves have completed the appointment of Abelardo Fernandez as the club’s new coach. The coach returns to the club after his spell as a player.

“He has experience of being at clubs with the aim of staying up and takes charge until the end of the season.”

 

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