Cesare Prandelli appointed new manager of La Liga side Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain -- Valencia have announced that former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has agreed to become the new manager of the Spanish club.

Valencia said Prandelli has signed a contract until June 2018.

Caretaker coach Salvador "Voro" Gonzalez will be in charge of the team for Sunday's La Liga match against Atletico Madrid before Prandelli takes over.

Prandelli, 59, coached Italy from 2010-14, guiding the team to the final of the 2012 European Championship where they lost to Spain.

He has coached several Italian teams, including a five-year stint at Fiorentina, and also worked at Turkish club Galatasaray.

Valencia fired Pako Ayestaran last week after the team lost the first four matches of the season. They have since won two in a row under Voro.

Prandelli is Valencia's eighth full-time manager since Unai Emery's four-year stint ended in 2012.