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Coach Luis Zubeldia

Luis Zubeldia may only be 36, but the Coach already has more experience than most.

A promising midfielder, who turned out for Lanus and Argentina at Under-17 and U20 level, Zubeldia was forced to quit playing football at just 23 due to a serious knee injury.

He promptly became the youngest-ever Coach in the Argentine top flight when he took over Lanus in 2008, aged just 27, before going on to oversee more than 300 professional matches with clubs in his homeland, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia.

Known for his tactical versatility, Zubeldia may have what it takes to follow in the stead of precedessor Mauricio Pellegrino and catch La Liga by surprise.

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