Zaragoza reaches agreement with Aguirre to coach

Javier Aguirre is set for a third coaching stint in the Spanish

league after Zaragoza says it reached an agreement with the Mexican

to lead the last-place team.

Aguirre, who previously coached Atletico Madrid and Osasuna

before taking over the Mexico job more recently, replaces Jose

Aurelio Gay.

Gay was fired on Thursday as struggling Zaragoza has only seven

points from 11 games. Gay replaced Marcelino Garcia last December

and kept Zaragoza in topflight football on the last day.

Aguirre led Mexico at this year’s World Cup, where it exited the

round of 16 to Argentina.

The 51-year-old Aguirre led both Atletico and Osasuna into the

Champions League. Aguirre’s first game will be Monday’s match at

Getafe.