Deportivo Alaves have appointed Pablo Machin as their new manager, replacing Asier Garitano.
Machin, who had an agreement in place with Chinese Super League club Qingdao Huanghai, released a statement prior to his arrival at Alaves saying that he had cancelled that contract for 'personal reasons'.
Machin arrives with a good reputation
Famed for guiding Catalan side Girona to their first ever La Liga promotion in 2017, Machin led them to a top-half finish in their debut season.
The 45-year-old then struggled at the RCDE Stadium with Espanyol before being sacked just before the winter break, leaving the club in the relegation zone, a position where they would ultimately finish and suffer relegation.
What is first on Machin's agenda at Alaves?
With the transfer window now open, Machin must look to improve his squad and bring in some new faces.
Ermedin Demirovic has departed the club this summer and it will be interesting to see what targets the former Girona boss has up his sleeve.