Paco takes over at Granada

Paco Jemez has been confirmed as the new man in charge at Granada, a position the former Rayo Vallecano coach describes as an honour to be in.

Paco vacated the Vallecano hotseat at the end of the 2015/16 season, after he failed to avoid relegation to the Segunda Division.

The 46-year-old is regarded as one of Spain's up-and-coming coaches and his acquisition would be a major boost for Los Franjirrojos, who were also involved in a relegation scrap last term.

"There should be few people more excited than me at this momentum," he told the club's official website.

"It's an honour for me to come to a club like Granada, especially for the project the club has in mind for the future, which has captivated me from the beginning and has been one of the important reasons I'm here today.

"The objective is to provide a framework for the team to have a clear identity. I want the fans looking forward to the weekend to see the team, I want the team to have the fans on their feet, not sitting eating sunflower seeds.

"As coach my main objective is to give people something to enjoy. For them to see good football and the project is something more long-term that at the end we can be fighting for things that until now haven't been possible.

"I can't promise results. No one has the magic formula to know or say what results you'll get in the season. What I can assure all Granada fans of is that they will be proud to see their team play, that it's not only about what you do with the ball but sacrifice, attitude and commitment to the team."

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