Real Mallorca have confirmed that former coach Hector Cuper is to rejoin the club as a permanent replacement for Benito Floro.

Floro was sacked last week, after a disappointing start to the season, which has seen Mallorca collect just five points from nine matches. They currently lie 19th in the 20-team Primera Liga.

“Mallorca and Hector Cuper have reached an agreement whereby the Argentine coach will become Mallorca’s new coach,” read a statement on the club’s website.

Mallorca added that Cuper had signed a three-season deal with the club.

The Argentinian left the club in 1999 after two years in charge. He took them to the final of the Spanish Cup, the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup and to a best-ever third-place finish in the league.

Cuper moved to Valencia in 1999 and led the club to two successive Champions League finals, before replacing Marco Tardelli at Inter in 2001. Two successive runners-up spots were not enough to prevent him getting the sack just four matches into the 2003-04 season.