A long-serving striker for Athletic Bilbao in the 1990s, Jose Angel Ziganda also played for Osasuna and represented Spain twice, before beginning his coaching career in 2005 with the Pamplona side's B team.
Just a year later, Ziganda was fast-tracked into replacing Javier Aguirre, who had just qualified Osasuna's first team for their first-ever, Champions League campaign.
Although the 50-year-old failed to take the Navarrans into the group stage, he pulled through a tricky start to achieve safety in La Liga and reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals.
Ziganda was sacked in October 2008 after a poor run of results and suffered further disappointment at Xerez, where he was fired midway into the 2009-10 campaign, with the Andalusians rock bottom of the Primera.
However, he was given a lifeline by then-new Athletic President and former teammate Josu Urrutia, who appointed him Coach of Bilbao Athletic - Los Leones' B team in 2011.
In his six years at the helm, he led them back to Segunda in 2015 after a 19-year absence and brought through several, first-team stars, including Yeray Alvarez, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Inaki Williams.