Iraloa’s fast availability had additionally contributed to a perception that the membership ought to act decisively forward of pre-season coaching subsequent month somewhat than begin the season with O’Neil.
“We wished to behave rapidly,” mentioned Foley, who turned Bournemouth proprietor final December. “He [Iraola] was extremely wanted by different golf equipment throughout the continent, and his model of play has been an necessary think about making this choice.
“His achievements in Spain have actually been very spectacular, and we’re assured that he’s the suitable man to guide our subsequent chapter.
“We’ve recognized quite a few targets within the switch market, which together with our January additions will complement our robust enjoying squad to provide Andoni the most effective probability to consolidate our Premier League standing and preserve progressing.”
Iraola achieved appreciable success throughout his three years at Rayo Vallecano, incomes them promotion in 2020-21 earlier than reaching the Copa Del Rey semi-finals the next 12 months earlier than ending eleventh within the Spanish prime flight final season.
The 40-year-old had beforehand began his managerial profession in 2018 in Cyprus with AEK Larnaca following greater than 500 appearances as a full-back for Athletic Bilbao, the place he was membership captain, in addition to seven worldwide caps for the Spanish nationwide staff.
Below Iraola, Rayo Vallecano performed a excessive urgent model that helped them win matches final season in opposition to Actual Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal. Iraola’s former managers at Atletico Bilbao embrace Marcelo Bielsa, who was among the many main candidates to turn into Bournemouth supervisor earlier than O’Neil ultimately received the job on a everlasting foundation final season.