Rubi is named Real Betis head coach on a three-year deal after being prised away from Espanyol, who have placed David Gallego in charge.
Sevilla confirmed on Saturday the death of Jose Antonio Reyes, one of their most beloved icons.
Getafe, Sevilla and Espanyol made up the chasing pack in LaLiga's top seven while Valencia beat Real Valladolid to hold on to fourth place.
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone defended his players after they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid suffered their sixth LaLiga loss of the season as an impressive Espanyol made it seven matches without defeat.
Tottenham may be into the Champions League semi-finals, but Mauricio Pochettino has enjoyed a happier moment as coach.
Lionel Messi drew the error that saw Barcelona net against Espanyol, says Ernesto Valverde, as the forward "always gets it right".
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde sang the praises of captain Lionel Messi after his match-winning display in the Catalan derby.
Lionel Messi revealed an ongoing injury this week, but Sergio Busquets was not at all surprised to see him deliver the goods for Barcelona.
Yet another record was claimed by Barcelona great Lionel Messi on Saturday as he moved onto 334 LaLiga wins.