Michel Announced As New Getafe Coach

The former Real Madrid player has been given the task of keeping Getafe in the Primera Division...
Getafe have this evening announced that former Real Madrid midfielder Jonathan Miguel Martin Del Campo, 'Michel', will take charge of the club until the end of the season following the departure of Victor Munoz earlier today.

Munoz was dismissed following a dreadful run of results that has saw Getafe dragged further into the relegation mire, and Sunday's 2-1 reverse against Villarreal leaves Azulones just one place above the relegation zone in the Primera Division table.

Sporting director Toni Munoz has stated earlier today that the new appointment would be announced quickly following the departure of the former Villarreal and Recreativo coach, and the club have wasted no time in finding a replacement.

Marca reports that Michel has been brought in on a short-term deal until the end of the season, giving him just five fixtures to secure his new club's La Liga status for next season.

The 46-year old made over 400 appearances for Los Blancos in the 80's and 90's and remains a hugely respected figure at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, his short managerial career has been far from successful so far. He failed to gain promotion with Rayo Vallecano from the Segunda Division in the 2005-06 season, while in his most recent role he took Real Madrid Castilla to relegation.

His first match in charge with be the crucial encounter with Real Mallorca this Sunday.

Paul Macdonald, Goal.com