Pepe Mel replaces Gaizka Garitano as Almeria boss


By: Manu Tournoux

Five months and then gone. Arriving last October to take over from Vicente Moreno, Gaizka Garitano had the difficult task of achieving a first victory with UD Almeria and managing to keep the club in the first division. ultimately. It is clear that the 48-year-old technician has failed in his mission to the extent that the Spanish team is stuck in last place after 31 matches and is still looking for success. This sad historical record therefore got the better of the native of Derio who has just been thanked by his management this Wednesday.

“Gaizka Garitano is no longer the coach of UD Almeria once the club and the coach signed, on Wednesday afternoon, the termination of the contract between them. The Basque coach thus ends a career of just over five months in red and white, during which he managed nineteen La Liga and two Copa del Rey games., communicated the Spanish club which immediately announced the name of its replacement. This is José Mel Pérez known as Pepe Mel, who will take charge of the Andalusian team until the end of the season.

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