20.03.2019 16:03 h

Paco Jemez returns as coach of lowly Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano, second bottom in Spain's La Liga, appointed Paco Jemez as the club's new coach on Wednesday following the sacking of Michel.

Jemez returns for a second spell at Rayo, having spent four seasons in charge between 2012 and 2016, with the team six points from safety after a run of seven straight defeats.

The 48-year-old has signed a contract until June 2020 with Rayo, who were promoted back to the top flight last season after finishing top of the second division.

Rayo dismissed Michel on Monday following a 3-1 defeat by relegation rivals Villarreal.