La Liga strugglers Alaves have appointed former Albania boss Gianni De Biasi as their new Coach.
A statement on Alaves’ official website confirms De Biasi has signed on until the end of the season, with the option for another year.
It marks a return to Spain for the 61-year-old, who coached Levante during the 2007-08 campaign and took several Italians with him, including Damiano Tommasi, Bruno Cirillo and Christian Rigano.
The ex-Torino and Udinese trainer, however, is best known for his six-year stint with Albania, taking the Shqiponjat from the doldrums to Euro 2016 - their first-ever major tournament.
Alaves, meanwhile, are rock bottom of La Liga after starting the season with five straight defeats.
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