— SD Eibar (@SDEibar) June 7, 2021
Mendilibar opted to leave the club following their relegation after his rolling contract came to an end last month.
However, the Basque club have moved swiftly to appoint his successor, with Garitano taking charge on an inital two year contract at the Estadio Ipurua, following his own sacking from Athletic Bilbao in January.
Garitano is a familiar face to Eibar fans having led the club from the third tier on to their first ever top-flight promotion in 2014.
He opted to resign following their later overturned relegation in 2015, before poor spells at Real Valladolid and Deportivo la Coruna, followed by spells with the first and second teams at Bilbao.
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