Struggling Real Zaragoza have sacked coach Jose Aurelio Gay and have agreedin principle with former Mexico boss Javier Aguirre to replace him.
“As of today, Jose Aurelio Gay will no longer be coach of Real Zaragoza,” the club, who are bottom of the standings, said on their website (www.realzaragoza.com).
“In the course of the day, it is hoped to be able to formalise the agreement (with Aguirre) and then present the new coach,” they added.
Aguirre, a former manager of Zaragoza’s La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, ended his second stint as Mexico coach after his team were beaten 3-1 by Argentina in the second round of the 2010 World Cup.
Gay was promoted from second-team coach after n was sacked in December 2009, steering the club out of the relegation places to finish the campaign in 14th place.
This season, Zaragoza have won just one of their 11 matches and have seven points.