Eibar to appoint Mendilibar

Jose Luis Mendilibar will be appointed the new Coach of Eibar once the Basques reach a settlement with Gaizka Garitano.

Garitano left after Los Armeros were relegated, although their top-flight status was restored when Elche were demoted for financial reasons.

Rather than return to his post, Garitano and Eibar confirmed the trainer was walking away and Mendilibar, a Basque native latterly of Levante, is expected to be hired in his place, AS reports.

The appointment should be confirmed next week, once Garitano returns from a holiday, and Mendilibar has already been seen around Eibar’s Ipurua ground, speaking with President Alex Aranzabal and striker Mikel Arruabarrena.

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