Sevilla will finalise the
appointment of Jose Miguel Gonzalez, known as Michel, as their
new coach on Tuesday, the La Liga club said.
"Everything practically has been agreed and just needs the
signature on the contract," Sevilla said in a statement.
Michel will replace Marcelino Garcia, who was sacked on
Monday after taking two points from their last seven league
fixtures and overseeing their exit from the Europa League and
the King's Cup.
Michel, the 48-year-old former Spain and Real Madrid player,
coached Getafe between April 2009 and the end of last season.
After saving them from relegation he guided them to sixth
place in 2010, their highest finish in La Liga, and the King's
He parted company with Getafe after a 16th-placed finish
Sevilla were keen to play up the relationship between Michel
and their leading striker Alvaro Negredo, who worked under the
coach when playing in the Real Madrid youth ranks.
Michel's first game will be away at Real Sociedad in La Liga
next Monday when he will be tasked with steering the side from
11th in the standings back into contention for the European
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