Gracia close to Malaga job

Reports in Spain have said Javi Gracia will soon be confirmed as the new Coach of Malaga.

Gracia stepped down from the Osasuna bench at the end of the season after the Pamplona club were relegated.

AS have however claimed that Gracia will remain in the top flight with Malaga, who are looking for a replacement for Bernd Schuster. Tata Martino has rejected an approach from the club after leaving Barcelona, having also turned down Malaga last summer.

The newspaper adds that Liverpool’s Luis Alberto could be following Gracia to the club, although he is attracting attention from a number of La Liga sides.

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