La Liga

Racing Santander Reappoint Marcelino

As expected Racing Santander have reappointed former coach Marcelino Garcia to replace the sacked Miguel Angel Portugal.

Racing, who were taken over last month by Indian investor Ahsan Ali Syed, terminated Portugal’s contract on Monday and Marcelino has agreed a deal until the end of next season, a club spokesman said.

The Cantabria-based side are 16th in the standings, one point above the relegation places, and have drawn both their games since Ali Syed became majority shareholder.

Marcelino, 45, last took charge of the club after a successful spell at Recreativo Huelva, leading them to promotion to the top flight and an eighth-place finish in La Liga.