Pacheta leaves Huesca as managerial merry-go-round continues in Spain

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MADRID, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The post-season managerial merry-go-round continues in Spain with the confirmation that Jose Rojo 'Pacheta' has decided not to continue as coach of relegated Huesca.

Huesca confirmed that Pacheta had turned down the offer the club had made him to continue as coach in the second division (Liga SmartBank) after taking over in mid-season and guiding them to within a goal of avoiding relegation.

Pacheta took over at Huesca with the team bottom of the table after taking just 12 points from their first 18 matches and produced an important improvement in performances. Although 22 points from 20 games may not seem that impressive, it would have seen them finish 12th if that points average had been carried through the full campaign.

Huesca went into the last game of the season knowing a win at home to Valencia would see them spend a second year in the top-flight, but they were relegated after a 0-0 draw, while Elche beat Athletic Club 2-0 in their last game.

Huesca reflected Pacheta's work in the communique confirming his departure.

"Despite not having achieved the objective of staying up, his contribution to the impressive second half of the season of the team will always remain in the memory of the club and the supporters. As well as this, in just four months he became the coach who has managed the most wins in Primera as Huesca coach: a total of six," the club reported

Pacheta explained his decision in a communique of his own in which he said his "restless spirit" took him away and he will now await an opportunity to coach another top-flight club.

His departure from Huesca means the coaches of all three clubs to suffer relegation this season have now left, with Sergio Gonzalez sacked after three and a half seasons at Valladolid, while Jose Luis Mendilibar ended his six-year association with Eibar. Both Mendilibar and Pacheta have been linked with a possible move to Getafe, whose coach Jose Luis Bordalas is odds-on to be named as the replacement for Javi Gracia in the coming days.

Elsewhere in Spain, the transfer market has already begun to work with former Eibar striker, Kike Garcia signing a three-year deal to join Osasuna. Enditem

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