Real Murcia have sacked coach Lucas Alcaraz and replaced him with former Spain boss Javier Clemente.
The team currently have 23 points and are second from bottom, six points from safety.
Murcia were promoted this season but have lost seven of their last eight matches.
Clemente was coach of Spain from 1992-1998 and almost became Iran national team coach last month, but the deal collapsed as he refused to live in Iran full-time.
Clemente, who achieved domestic league and cup success with Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid, was sacked as Serbian national coach at the end of last season after failing to guide them to this summer’s Euro 2008 finals.