Spain have appointed Real Mallorca boss Luis Aragones as their new coach.
Aragones takes over from Inaki Saez, who resigned following Spain’s first round exit at Euro 2004.

Aragones has been given a two-year contract to take him up to the World Cup finals in 2006 in Germany.

At 66, Aragones is a veteran of Spanish football. His coaching career began in 1974 at Atletico Madrid guiding them to victory that season in the World Club Cup.

A Spanish Cup success followed in 1976 and Aragones led them to the League title in 1977.

After a brief period in charge of Real Betis in 1981 he returned to Atletico between 1982 and 1987and returned to the capital in 1991 after spells with Barcelona and Espanyol.

Sine then, Aragones has coached at Seville, Valencia in 1995, Real Betis, Real Oviedo, Atletico again, and finally Real Mallorca.