Malaga CF have announced the appointment of Michel Gonzalez as the club’s first-team coach. The Andalusian side, who parted ways with former coach Marcelo ‘Gato’ Romero by mutual consent, have handed the reins to the Madrid-born coach until the end of the 2017-18 season.
Michel arrives at Malaga charged with reversing the team’s fortunes. The side currently sit in 15th place in the LaLiga Santander table with 26 points and on a three-match losing streak.
The new coach is a highly experienced manager in Spanish football, having taken charge at Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid Castilla, Sevilla FC and Getafe CF, leading the latter to the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League. Michel also won two Greek Superleague titles and a Greek Cup during his spell in charge of Olympiacos FC between 2013 and 2015. His last managerial appointment was in France’s Ligue 1, managing Olympique de Marseille during the 2015-16 season.