Levante have appointed Spaniard Javier Pereira as Paco Lopez's successor until June 2022 with an option for two more years, the LaLiga club said in a statement https://www.levanteud.com/es/info/javier-pereira-se-convierte-en-entrenador-del-levante-ud on Thursday.
Levante sacked Lopez on Sunday following their 1-0 defeat at Mallorca a day earlier - making him the first LaLiga managerial casualty of the campaign - with the winless club third from bottom with four points from eight games.
Pereira previously managed Deportivo Alaves and had spells as an assistant at a number of teams including Levante from 2011-13. He was last in charge of Chinese Super League side Henan Songshan Longmen.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)