- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

ALMERIA, Spain (AP) - Spanish struggler Almeria has named former Barcelona player Sergi Barjuan as its third coach of the season.

The 43-year-old Barjuan replaces Juan Ignacio Martinez, who was fired on Sunday, a day after Almeria lost 4-1 at home to Levante.

Almeria says that “if all the necessary paperwork is complete” Barjuan will coach Almeria’s away match at Barcelona on Wednesday.

Barjuan spent nine years at Barcelona as a defender and played in two World Cups for Spain.

He coached Recreativo in Spain’s second division from 2012-14.

Almeria is in the relegation zone after failing to win in seven straight rounds.

The club fired its first manager of the season, Francisco Rodriguez, in December.

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