Villarreal turn to Preciado

Yellow Submarines name new coach

Manuel Preciado: Looking to guide Villarreal back into the Spanish top flight

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Manuel Preciado will be the man charged with the task of guiding Villarreal back into the Primera Liga at the first time of asking.

The Yellow Submarine have reached an agreement which will see Preciado inherit their managerial reins in 2012/13.

The 54-year-old was sacked by Sporting Gijon in January, but boasts an enviable record when it comes to winning promotion.

He has five on his CV to date, with two of them, with Sporting and Levante, seeing him guide sides into the top flight.

Villarreal are hoping he can work his magic at El Madrigal, following a forgettable 2011/12 campaign.

The Yellow Submarine began the season in the UEFA Champions League, but ended it inside Spain's bottom three.

They have turned to Preciado in their hour of need and he will fill the void created by Miguel Angel Lotina's departure.