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Former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has taken over the reins of Valencia as the new manager of the Spanish Club and has signed a contract to this effect that will last through June 2018.

Valencia is currently being managed by caretaker coach Salvador “Voro” Gonzalez and he will be in charge of the team for Sunday’s Spanish league match against Atletico Madrid before Prandelli takes over.

Prandelli has to his credit guiding the Italian team to the finals of the 2012 European Championship where it lost to Spain while he was manager for the team from 2010-14.

He has coached several Italian teams, including a five-year stint at Fiorentina. He also coached Galatasaray in Turkey in 2014-15.

Valencia fired former coach Pako Ayestaran last week after the team lost the first four matches of the season. It has since won two straight under Voro.

Prandelli is Valencia’s eighth full-time manager since Unai Emery’s four-year stint ended in 2012.

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