Neither Lopetegui, nor Raúl González, nor Quique Sánchez Flores: Villarreal bets on Pacheta, the new coach

The club announced this Saturday the recruitment of the former Valladolid coach, who will replace Setién until the end of the season.

Neither Julen Lopetegui, nor Quique Sánchez Flores, nor Raúl González Blanco. Villarreal’s new coach has arrived José Rojo Martín ‘Pacheta’former coach of Real Valladolid in Spain, among others, who signs with La Cerámica for the rest of the 2023-2024 season

The Yellow Sub had fired Quique Setién last Tuesday, with the club’s football director Miguel Ángel Tena taking over temporarily. And although Lopetegui, Sánchez Flores or Raúl sounded like candidates for the Yellow Submarine bench, Pacheta is the one who takes the reins of Castellón’s team.

Official statement from Villarreal

“Villarreal CF and José Rojo Martín ‘Pacheta’ have reached an agreement on the appointment of the Burgos native as coach of the Submarino during this 23-24 season. Together with Pacheta, Chema Monzón (second coach) Jorge Trigueros has signed with the club ( physical trainer) and Guillem Galmes (analyst).

The official press conference for the presentation will take place next Monday at 12:30 pm at the José Manuel Llaneza Sports City, during an event exclusively aimed at the media. This event can be seen live via VILLARREAL LIVE.

In the afternoon, Pacheta will also lead his first training session at the José Manuel Llaneza Sports City (schedule to be confirmed). This session will be open doors for all those fans who want to welcome the new coach and also see their idols up close.

José Rojo Martín ‘Pacheta’ (Salas de los Infantes, Burgos, March 23, 1968) had a long career as a professional footballer and defended the interests of teams such as Numancia, Espanyol, Mérida, Real Burgos, Atlético Marbella and Racing Lermeño.

His career as a professional coach started on the bench of CD Numancia and later directed Real Oviedo, FC Cartagena, Korona Kielce from Poland, Hércules, Ratchaburi Mitr Phol from Thailand, Elche, Huesca and Valladolid. Among his successes as a coach, the two promotions to the First Division with Elche and Valladolid stand out.

In fact, it is worth noting that he achieved two promotions with the Elche team, one to Second Division A and the aforementioned to First Division.

The Submarino’s next match is on Sunday, September 17 at the Estadio de la Cerámica against UD Almería (4:15 p.m.). “Sever Endavant!”

Source: Goal

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