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Velez Sarsfield name Ricardo Gareca as manager

BUENOS AIRES, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Ricardo Gareca has reached an agreement to take charge of Velez Sarsfield for a second time, the Argentine top flight club said on Wednesday.

The 65-year-old, who had also been linked with Ecuador's vacant national team job, accepted personal terms of a deal that reportedly runs until December this year.

Velez did not immediately provide details of the contract in a brief statement confirming the appointment on social media, nor did it say when Gareca would officially start in his new role.

Gareca led Velez to four titles during his previous spell in charge from 2009 to 2013. He replaces Alexander Medina, who was sacked late last month amid a poor run of results.

A former forward who was capped 27 times for Argentina, Gareca has been out of work since parting ways with Peru's national team last July.

Under the Argentine's seven-year stewardship, Peru registered 40 wins, 21 draws and 35 losses.

Gareca's biggest achievement was guiding the Blanquirroja to the 2018 World Cup in Russia -- the South American team's first appearance in football's showpiece tournament in 36 years.