Madrid - Former Barcelona backroom coach Rubi has been
appointed as Levante's new boss until the end of the season, the La Liga
strugglers confirmed on Wednesday.
"Levante and Rubi reached an agreement last night for
the coach to take charge of Levante until the end of the season with the option
for two more in the Primera Division," the club said in a statement on
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Rubi takes over from Lucas Alcaraz who was sacked after a
4-0 defeat at home to David Moyes's Real Sociedad on Sunday left the Valencian
outfit bottom of the table.
The 45-year-old has had success in taking Girona and Valladolid
last season to the playoffs in the second division, but has no managerial
experience in the top flight.
His time as part of the management team at Barcelona under
Gerardo Martino lasted only one season in 2013/14 as the Catalans failed to win
a major trophy.For
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