The Basque side finished rock bottom of the Spanish top-flight following a disastrous campaign with the incoming Luis Garcia Plaza their fourth head coach in less than 12 months.
✅𝐎𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 | Luis García Plaza, nuevo entrenador del Deportivo Alavés 🤝
¡Bienvenido, Luis! 👍
— Deportivo Alavés (@Alaves) May 23, 2022
Velazquez’s short term deal was not renewed Estadio Mendizorroza with Plaza drafted in as his replacement despite being sacked by Mallorca in March.
👹 Luis García Plaza deja de ser entrenador del club
— Real Mallorca (@RCD_Mallorca) March 22, 2022
Mallorca managed to clinch La Liga safety under veteran caretaker boss Javier Aguirre with Alaves making the unexpected choice of appointing their embattled former coach to cap a crazy year at the club.
Plaza has signed an initial 12-month deal in Vitoria-Gasteiz, with his continuation into the 2023/24 campaign, expected to hinge on whether he can seal an immediate return to La Liga next season.
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