Football: Valladolid appoint Juan Ignacio Martinez to replace Djukic as coach

MADRID (REUTERS) - Real Valladolid have appointed former Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez to replace Miroslav Djukic on a two-year contract with an option for a further year, the Spanish Primera Liga football club said on Monday.

Known affectionately as JIM, Spaniard Martinez left Levante at the end of last season after the Valencia-based club decided not to extend his contract following an 11th-placed finish.

He will be presented to the media on Tuesday, Valladolid said on their website (

The coaching job was vacant because Serb Djukic left at the end of last term to take over at Valencia, where he was once a player.

Former Sevilla, Deportivo La Coruna and Athletic Bilbao coach Joaquin Caparros has replaced Martinez at Levante.

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