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Pako Ayestarán: I know Las Palmas best place for me

Pako Ayestarán is pleased to have taken the Las Palmas job.

Ayesterán has previously held coaching positions at Valencia and Santos Laguna but is more known for his hugely successful stint at Maccabi Tel Aviv, guiding the team to an unprecedented league, State and Toto Cup treble as well as his time as Rafa Benítez's right-hand man at several clubs including Valencia and Liverpool.

He remarked: "In the interviews I have done while I was out of coaching, I was usually asked what kind of team I was looking to coach. What I want is to be at a club where people genuinely believe that I am the adequate person for the job because that conviction erases any doubts and fears.

"Conviction is what allows you to survive and what enables you to get where you want to be", he explained, adding, "It's not easy for people who love football to be out of the game and we are convinced that Las Palmas is the right place for us.

"Years ago, my big dream was to be at Valencia, which I did; and also work in the Premier League which I also achieved at Liverpool. Now, the feeling is similar to be here at Las Palmas. It's a special club for its particular style of football and coaching here was on my list of priorities."

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