The experienced 58-year-old handler, who has previously coached four other Spanish clubs including Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla, guided unfashionable Levante to a highly creditable 10th place finish in the league in the season that just concluded.

In a statement Granada, who guaranteed their La Liga status on the final day of last season, confirmed Caparros' appointment, revealing that the club and manager have taken an option to extend it for a third year.