Former Barcelona defender Sergi Barjuan has been appointed as Almeria new head coach until the end of the season.
The 43-year-old ex-Spain international succeeds Juan Ignacio Martinez, who was sacked on Sunday in the wake of Almeria’s 4-1 home defeat by Levante at the weekend, a result which left them a point adrift of the relegation zone in the Spanish Primera Division.
Sergi spent well over a decade at Barcelona before finishing his playing career at Atletico Madrid. He will begin his rein with the ‘La Union’ with a trip to his former ground, the Camp Nou, on Wednesday.
“We’ve got the team to be much higher, we need to row in the same direction and work together, which is crucial to achieving safety,” he said during his official presentation.
Sergi’s only previous senior coaching position was in charge of Recreativo Huelva.