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Clemente given Sporting chance

February 13, 2012

Sporting Gijon have appointed former Spain boss Javier Clemente as their coach until the end of the season.

GettyImagesJavier Clemente is the new coach of Sporting Gijon

Clemente takes over from Inaki Tejada, who was placed in temporary charge of the relegation-threatened Primera Division side following the departure of Manuel Preciado.

A brief statement on the Sporting website read: ''Javier Clemente is the new coach of Sporting until June 30. He will be presented on Tuesday.''

Clemente was in charge of Spain between 1992 and 1998, but his last role was as coach of Cameroon.

Sporting lie second bottom of the table, six points from safety, and lost 4-0 at Valencia in their last game.