Levante name Juan Ignacio Martinez as new coach

Levante have named Juan Ignacio Martinez as new coach.

Levante have named Juan Ignacio Martinez as new coach.

The Valencia club have moved quickly to replace Luis Garcia, who left to become coach at Getafe earlier this week, with Martinez coming in for one season with the option of a second if he can keep Levante in the Primera Division.

Martinez joins Levante from Cartagena, who finished 13th in the Segunda Division last season, and he admitted Garcia would be a touch act to follow.

He told marca.com: "The difficulty in football is that you arrive at a club in a particular moment. I know that Luis has set the bar high and it will be no secret that I will be compared to him, but I have no fear.

"At a sporting level it is impossible to describe how I feel."

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