Fernando Hierro named new boss of Spanish side Real Oviedo
By Beya Kabelu
Last Updated: 08/06/16 12:11pm
Former Spain international Fernando Hierro has been appointed as the new head coach at Real Oviedo.
Hierro, who was capped 89 times for his country and played in four World Cups, has agreed a one-year deal with the option of a further season for what will be his first full managerial role.
Real Oviedo, who finished in a disappointing ninth place last season in the Spanish second tier, confirmed the news on their official website.
Hierro, who will be presented to the media next week, enjoyed a successful club as well as international career, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns during a fruitful 15-year spell at Real Madrid, before winding down with Al Rayyan in Qatar and Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League.
More recently, the 48-year-old worked as assistant coach under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, technical director for the Spain Football Federation and general manager at Malaga.
The Spaniard has been tasked with returning Oviedo to Spain's top flight "within three to five years" by the Carso Group, who hold a majority stake in the club.