Malaga set to appoint Fran Escriba

Malaga are closing in on the appointment of former Villarreal Coach Fran Escriba, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Escriba, formerly in charge of Elche and Getafe, was dismissed from his role with the Yellow Submarine last season while he was reportedly on Espanyol’s shortlist for a new Coach, before they appointed Rubi.

Radio Marca report the Valencia-native will replace Jose Gonzalez in the hot seat at the Costa Del Sol club, while Jose Luis Perez Caminero will be the new sporting director.

Malaga's general director Joaquin Jofre has reportedly travelled to Madrid to finalise the deal with Caminero, while club owner Sheik Al-Thani wants Escriba to join the club.

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