Yesterday my friend told us that Castellanos Villarreal CF had dismissed Jose Antonio Molina as first team coach and said the names of three possible replacements rather disparate profiles: Luis Aragones, Bernd Schuster and Miguel Angel Lotina. Finally chosen was Lotina, who was unemployed since last season down to Deportivo.
Lotina is by 405, the 13th coach with more games in First Division. Meñaka coach began his career in Logroñés B and rose to fame in 1996 with that Numancia which, after elimination of three First, he stood in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, where he was eliminated by the club. A few years later, in 1999, was promoted to first team with Soriano. Then, did the same with Osasuna, who returned to the top flight of football. A few years later led to Celta Vigo qualify for the Champions League and in 2006 won the Cup with Espanyol.
However, not everything that glitters is gold in these years, much less in subsequent years. When Celtic took him to the top European competition, but was not able to move at such heights and was dismissed about to contest the second round by the poor state of equipment in the domestic championship. Celta finished down to second.
In Espanyol, while advancing Cup rounds was complicated life in the league to the point that the parakeets signed staying with a goal in the last minute of the last game. Then (and this is the situation most similar to that now found in Vila-Real) took charge of a Royal Society that Jose Mari Bakero had left on the lower rungs of the classification, tessitura that Lotina was unable to redirect, confirming the first drop-urdin txuri in 40 years.
His last stool was Deportivo, which won the trophy of tin was the Intertoto Cup. Unable to achieve consistency in the game and results, Depor started to flirt with the decline until it was consummated on the last day of last season. Despite not receive great reproach by the fans or criticism of any of his players, a few weeks after leaving La Coruna, not cut in to give birth to some players, including captain Manuel Pablo, a circumstance that outraged to sportsmanship.
Considering the evolution of his career, it looks like it is a great coach Lotina when climbing equipment but a lousy coach to entrust a square threatened by relegation, as the Celtic, the Real, Depor and now Villarreal . His melancholy and taciturn countenance reflects the inside of a coach who, as has been shown in over twenty years in the profession, there seems to cater to the profile of technicians capable of handling groups with trust issues. We'll see how she goes to Villarreal from now on ...