Madrid: Espanyol have hired coach Aberlardo Fernández to try to avoid relegation with the team currently last in the Spanish league.
Espanyol said Friday that Fernández has a contract until the end of the season.
He replaced Pablo Machín, who was fired after the team lost to second-to-last Leganés last weekend.
Espanyol has 10 points from 18 matches. They are five points from safety.
The 49-year-old Fernández recently helped Alavés escape relegation when they were in a similar position to Espanyol's. He was with Alavés until the end of last season.
Fernández's first training session in charge of Espanyol will be on Monday.
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Updated Date: Dec 27, 2019 19:01:03 IST