Machin appointed new Sevilla head coach

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Having sacked both Eduardo Berizzo and Vincenzo Montella over the course of 2017-18 the Andalucians have now turned to Girona's coach

Sevilla have announced the appointment of Pablo Machin as their new head coach.

The 43-year-old has made the move from Girona and signed a two-year deal to take over from Vincenzo Montella, who was dismissed in April after a nine-match winless run.

Joaquin Caparros oversaw the final four games of the season, steering the club to seventh in La Liga and, in the process, the opportunity to play in the Europa League next season.

Caparros has since been announced as the club's new director of football, with Machin now tasked with returning Los Rojiblancos to the Champions League.

Machin guided Girona to Spain's top flight for the first time during the 2016-17 season and oversaw an excellent campaign last time out, finishing a respectable 10th.

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The coach's first priority will be to reinstil stability at Sevilla after a roller-coaster 2017-18 season. 

Sevilla had three different coaches over the course of the year following Jorge Sampaoli's departure in order to take up the vacant Argentina job. 

Sampaoli's compatriot Eduardo Berizzo lasted less than four months in the hotseat despite an encouraging start, while Montella had a similarly fruitless run before being replaced by caretaker Caparros.