Granada appoint Alcaraz

Granada have appointed Lucas Alcaraz to manage the club for a third time on a deal until the end of the season following the sacking of Paco Jemez.

Alcaraz last coached the club in the 2013-14 campaign and has since managed Levanta, but he takes over the struggling Andalucians who sit bottom of the early LaLiga standings with only two points from seven matches.

The 50-year-old will begin his coaching duties on Tuesday morning and takes over from Lluis Planaguma, who oversaw the side's 1-0 defeat at home to newly-promoted Leganes on Saturday.

Granada's first match after the international break is a visit to Atletico Madrid, where they will hope to end a run of three straight league defeats.

The club recruited 16 new players, mainly on loan deals, this summer following a mass exodus funded by their new owners Chinese firm Link International Sports – who brought the club from the Pozzo family this summer.

Tags Granada CF Lucas Alcaraz