Las Palmas boss Paco Herrera handed new contract

Las Palmas have rewarded coach Paco Herrera with a new contract following the club's promotion to the Primera Division.

The 61-year-old joined Las Palmas last summer and guided the team from the Canary Islands back into the top flight after an absence of 13 years.

Herrera's previous deal was set to expire this summer.

A statement from Las Palmas read: "Coach Paco Herrera and his assistant Angel Rodriguez have extended their contracts with UD Las Palmas for the 2015-16 campaign.

"The agreement also includes the option of extending the deal for a further season if the team retains its Primera Division status."

Las Palmas won a second division playoff final against Real Zaragoza on away goals last week, just 12 months after missing out in exactly the same fashion.

Los Amarillos last played in the Primera Division in 2002, and have joined Real Betis and Sporting Gijon in winning promotion to the top flight.

Herrera, a former assistant to Rafael Benitez at Liverpool, has experience in the Primera Division having coached Villarreal and Celta Vigo earlier in his career.