Malaga have named former player Marcelo Romero as their new coach following the departure of Juande Ramos.
And the La Liga side revealed on Wednesday that Romero will succeed Ramos after being promoted from the position of assistant coach he has held for the last three seasons.
- Málaga CF English (@MalagaCF_en) December 28, 2016
The 40-year-old is a former Uruguayan midfielder who played for Malaga from 2001-07 before later returning to join their coaching staff.
Last season, he took over as coach for three matches when then-boss Javi Garcia was suspended.
Romero, making his full managerial debut, first takes Malaga to Celta Vigo in La Liga on Jan. 8.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.