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Pizzi named new Valencia coach

Valencia have named the former San Lorenzo manager Juan Antonio Pizzi as their new coach.

The 45-year-old Argentinian succeeds Miroslav Djukic, who left the club on December 12 after a disappointing six-month spell in charge.

Pizzi takes over a Valencia side that are 11th in the Primera Division standings with 20 points from 17 games, five points above the relegation zone and 13 off the Champions League places.