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Valencia names Argentine Pizzi as head coach

  • Reuters, Friday, December 27, 2013 12:09 PM
Valencia signed Argentine Juan Antonio Pizzi to replace the sacked Miroslav Djukic, who was dismissed last week after Valencia's erratic form left it in danger of missing out on a qualification place for European competition for next season. The 45-year-old arrives in Spain after leading San Lorenzo to the Argentine championship. He spent the better part of his playing career in La Liga, where he was a striker for Valencia, Tenerife and Barcelona. Spain became his adopted country and he represented it at international level 22 times, scoring eight goals. Valencia is 11th in La Liga.

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