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Granada appoint Anquela

Granada appoint Anquela

By Reuters
Last update 19/06/2012 at 21:00 - Published on 19/06/2012 at 20:56
By Reuters - 19/06/2012 at 21:00

Granada have appointed Juan Antonio Anquela as coach on a two-year contract, the club said in a statement on their website.

Anquela enters his first top-flight post after guiding tiny Alcorcon out of the third tier of Spanish football to the gates of La Liga, where they fell to Real Valladolid in a promotion play-off last weekend.

The 54-year-old also masterminded Alcorcon's famous 4-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey in the 2009-10 campaign, when he earned the nickname 'Anqueloti' in the local media.

Granada avoided relegation on the final day of the season last month, but the coach who saved them, Abel Resino, walked away two weeks ago after only five months at the helm.

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