Madrid - Getafe have hired former Elche coach Fran Escriba
to take charge of their first team on a three-year contract, the La Liga club
said on Friday.
Escriba will take over from Pablo Franco, who stepped up
from B team coach on a temporary basis after Quique Sanchez Flores quit in
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Escriba, 50, who previously worked as an assistant coach at
Getafe, left Elche this month after they were relegated to the second division
because of unpaid debts to the tax authorities.
Madrid-based Getafe typically have to fight for their La
Liga survival each season and ended last term a mere two points above the
relegation places in 15th.For
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