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Villarreal has hired Miguel Angel Lotina as its third coach this season in a bid to avoid relegation in the Spanish league.
Villarreal is three points above the drop zone, although 18th-place Racing Santander can draw even with a victory over Espanyol later Monday.
Villarreal fired Jose Molina following Sunday's 1-0 loss at Levante, just 11 games after he replaced Juan Carlos Garrido.
Lotina, who will take charge with 11 games remaining, led Espanyol to a 2006 Copa del Rey triumph and managed Deportivo La Coruna until last season, when the Galician club was relegated to the second division.
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Villarreal has fired coach Jose Molina soon after a 1-0 loss to Levante that left the Spanish club hovering above the relegation zone.
The 41-year-old Molina's tenure lasted just 11 games after having replaced Juan Carlos Garrido, the former Spain goalkeeper registering three victories and five losses. Villarreal had taken only one of a possible 15 points since registering back...
Villarreal have appointed Miguel Angel Lotina as their coach until the end of the season.
The 54-year-old replaces Jose Molina, who was sacked Sunday following the 1-0 defeat at Levante.
The loss was Villarreal's third in a row in the Primera Division and left them one place and three points above the drop zone.
Lotina has not held a managerial post since leaving Deportivo...
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