Manolo Jimenez has been named new coach of Real Zaragoza.

Jimenez replaces Javier Aguirre, who was dismissed earlier this week with Zaragoza rooted to the foot of the Primera Division standings having lost eight of their last nine league games.

The 47-year-old Jimenez, who will be presented on Sunday evening, has spent most of his career at Sevilla, representing the Andalusian club as a player from 1983 until 1997, then becoming reserve team coach for seven years until 2007, when he took over as first-team coach for three years.