Madrid - Getafe have sacked coach Luis Garcia and struck a
deal for former Romania defender Cosmin Contra, who once had a playing stint
with the Madrid-based club, to take over.
"Getafe and Cosmin Contra have reached an agreement in
principle for him to become the first team's new coach for the rest of the
season and two more campaigns," the club said on their website
(www.getafecf.com) on Monday.
A run of 12 La Liga games without a win has seen the club
plummet towards the relegation places and they are 15th after Saturday's 2-0
defeat at bottom side Real Betis.
Contra, 38, who also played for AC Milan, Atletico Madrid
and West Bromwich Albion, has been coach at Romanian Cup holders Petrolul
Ploiesti since late 2012.
Garcia was appointed in 2011 and led modest Getafe to
consecutive mid-table finishes.
Contra is due to be presented to the media at Getafe's
Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on Tuesday.
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