Quique Sanchez Flores has been appointed as manager of Espanyol on a three-year contract.
The former Watford boss was not retained at the EPL club, despite guiding them to a credible 13th place finish, after they were promoted from the championship.
He returns to Spain after previous spells with Getafe, Valencia and Atletico Madrid, with whom he won the Europa League in 2010.
“RCD Espanyol are proud to join a successful and renowned coach to lead the first team in this new project,” read the club’s statement announcing Flores’ arrival.
Espanyol finished 13th in La Liga, but only made sure of their safety from relegation on the final day of the season and subsequently parted company with boss Constantin Galca last month.