Elche CF have named Fran Escriba as their new manager, a club statement announced on Sunday.
Escriba replaces Jorge Almiron, who departed the club following Friday night's 3-1 defeat away at RC Celta. The newly-promoted side currently sit 19th in the LaLiga Santander standings.
Escriba was Elche's manager in their last spell in the top flight during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons. His first match in charge will be at home to SD Eibar next Saturday 20th February.