Villarreal appoint Escriba as Soldado is ruled out for 6 months with knee ligament injury

Villarreal have formally named previous Elche and Getafe supervisor Fran Escriba as their new Coach on a one-year contract. Escriba was instantly introduced as the leader to supplant Marcelino, who made a sudden way out from Villarreal on Wednesday, and he has now consented to deal with the Yellow Submarine "for this season". The 31-year-old, who joined Villarreal in 2015 after a baffling spell at Tottenham, endured the damage subsequent to falling seriously amid a pre-season well disposed against Porto on Saturday. Soldado is set to experience surgery on the damage and is relied upon to be sidelined for up to six months.