Official: Racing Santander names Hector Cuper as new coach

Former Inter man returns to Spain four years after leaving Real Betis as he tries to revive fortunes at El Sardinero
Hector Cuper has signed a one-year deal to coach Spanish club Racing Santander, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

The 55-year-old tactician returns to Spain following his time with Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.

A statement on Santander's official website reads:

"Hector Cuper will be the new Racing Santander coach during the 2011-12 season. He has signed a contract and will be flanked by assistant coach Jose Carlos Fandagushi, and Angel Puebla who will be the athletic coach."

Cuper decided to leave Aris in January following a run of poor results, but he is back to Spanish management following spells with Mallorca, Valencia, and Betis.

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