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By ESPN Staff

Manzano confirmed as Atletico boss

Gregorio Manzano has been confirmed as the new coach of Atletico Madrid on a one-year deal.

The much-travelled Manzano, 55, returns for a second spell in charge at Estadio Vicente Calderon having guided the club to a seventh-placed La Liga finish in the 2003-04 season.

A statement on club's website read: ''Club Atletico de Madrid have reached an agreement with Gregorio Manzano to become the new coach of Atletico for the 2011/12 season. He will be formally presented in the coming days.''

Manzano, who has taken charge of 16 clubs in a managerial career dating back to the early 1980s, was most recently in charge at fellow Primera Division outfit Sevilla.

He guided the Andalusian club to fifth place and a spot in next season's Europa League but was nevertheless told that his contract would not be renewed.

Manzano arrives at Atletico as the replacement for Quique Sanchez Flores, who stood down at the end of last season.

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