Espanyol have named former Spain international Sergio Gonzalez as their new coach.
The 37-year-old Sergio, who played for Espanyol at the start of his career and had been in charge of the club’s reserve side, has agreed a two-year contract to take over from Javier Aguirre.
Aguirre left Espanyol at the end of last season after leading the club to a 14th-placed finish.
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A statement on www.rcdespanyol.com announced: "The Espanyol sporting director Oscar Perarnau has announced at a press conference that Sergio Gonzalez Soriano will be the first-team coach of the Blanquiazul.
"Sergio Gonzalez, until now the coach of Espanyol B, has been chosen by the club to lead the sporting project in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons."
Sergio came up through the youth ranks at Espanyol before spending three seasons in the first team between 1998 and 2001, during which time he helped them win the 2000 Copa del Rey with a late winner in the final against Atletico Madrid.