Gregorio Manzano

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Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone On The Verge Of Creating History

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In April, Atletico Madrid's fans in the famous Shed End at Stamford Bridge were electric as their manager,the former Argentina international and Atletico Madrid player, Diego Simeone, dared to dream. When Atletico Madrid's players and staff jumped off the plane in London, they arrived thinking that only one team was going to dictate the play, and that team was the red and white half of Madrid.

Sevilla Fire Marcelino

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Sevilla have fired coach Marcelino García Toral after the 46-year-old failed to halt a run of disappointing results.

Marcelino, who took charge last summer following the departure of Gregorio Manzano, leaves with Sevilla 11th in the standings and just four points above the relegation zone.

Simeone confident of reviving Atletico Madrid

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Diego Simeone says he is unfazed by the prospect of turning around Atletico Madrid's faltering season after being formally unveiled as their new coach.

The former Argentina captain was named as the replacement for the sacked Gregorio Manzano on Friday, signing a contract until the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

Simeone returns to Atlético Madrid

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Atlético Madrid have named Diego Simeone as their new coach following the dismissal of Gregorio Manzano.

The former Argentina midfielder, 41, scored 23 goals in 134 appearances during two spells at Atlético, winning a domestic double in 1995/96. Simeone moved to Europe to join AC Pisa and then Sevilla FC, signing for Atlético from 1994-97.

Simeone Quits Racing – Is He Heading To Atletico?

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Former Argentina captain Diego Simeone has quit as Racing Club coach fanning media speculation he might be in line to take charge of his former club Atletico Madrid.

Gregorio Manzano is fighting for survival at Atletico where the fans are in open revolt against him and the board with the side in mid-table after some wildly erratic performances.

La Liga Giants Seek Quick Fix After Bad Week

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La Liga heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid will want vast improvement when they host Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano respectively on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho's Real in particular need to buck up their ideas if they are to end Barca's three-year stranglehold on the title after dropping more points in an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Racing Santander in midweek following a shock 1-0 defeat at Levante on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid Sell Sergio Aguero To Manchester City

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Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero has arrived in Manchester to complete his reported £40m move to Manchester City.

Aguero said on Twitter:

"Just arrived in Manchester to tie up the details of the signing for City. Everything is going well. I'll tell you more in a little while.

From Fortress Defenders to Road Warriors

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Ozil DESTROYED Sevilla Last NightLast night, Real Madrid made their annual trip to the Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla. It was a match that has been, based on recent history, fraught with plenty of danger: not just danger of dropping points (we've lost quite a bit in those parts these past several years), but also the danger of embarrassment.

From Fortress Defenders to Road Warriors

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Ozil DESTROYED Sevilla Last NightLast night, Real Madrid made their annual trip to the Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla. It was a match that has been, based on recent history, fraught with plenty of danger: not just danger of dropping points (we've lost quite a bit in those parts these past several years), but also the danger of embarrassment.

La Liga Jornada 22 Review: Málaga’s Dour Draw Against Sevilla Signals An Upward Trend for Los Boquerones

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani could have done anything with his time, and with all of his responsibilities on his docket, president of a football club would seem to be near the bottom of his list.  Born from Qatari royalty, the Sheikh billionaire currently sits on the Board of Directors of Doha Bank and the Qatar Equestrian Federation as well as running a business empire including but not exclusive to hotel chains, shopping malls, and cellular phone companies.

Napoli, Sevilla and Man City Advance In Cup Ties

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Napoli, Sevilla and Manchester City were all big winners in domestic cup ties tonight.

Sevilla are through to the Copa del Rey semi-finals after wrapping up a 6-3 aggregate victory against Villarreal. The Liga rivals drew 3-3 in the first leg of their last-eight tie, but it was Gregorio Manzano's side who took charge of the second leg.

La Liga Quiniela: Week 8

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Last Week's Stats: 5/10
Stats Overall: 39/70

1. Valencia (4th) Zaragoza (20th): 1.

Valencia broke my heart last week with their home loss to Mallorca. But a midweek victory in the Copa del Rey and Saturday's match against basement dweller Zaragoza are the perfect games to get Valencia's season back on track.

La Liga Jornada 6 Review: Sevilla Shines Against Atlético Madrid in Gregorio Manzano’s Debut

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Gregorio Manzano took the reins of Sevilla FC one week ago from the sacked Antonio Álvarez, and he did not inherit a club that inspired any confidence from los nervionenses that filled the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Sunday afternoon.  Although the Andalusians only lost one of their first five matches in La Liga, two draws against cellar-dwellers Racing de Santander and Deportivo La Coruña and a loss to newly-promoted Hércules prompted Sevilla chairman José María del Nido to act swiftly and hire the man that was the betting favorite to become Sevilla manager during the summer months.

La Liga Matchday 6: Valencia and Villarreal lead the way

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Valencia 2 - 1 Athletic Bilbao(1-0) 10' Aduriz, (2-0) 91' Vicente, (2-1) 93' Gabilondo

Valencia are showing no signs of letting up at the top of La Liga as they made it 16 points out of 18 with a win over Athletic Bilbao that should have been wrapped up before half-time.

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 6: Oct. 2 — Oct. 3

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The University of Seville uses the same building where the former Royal Tobacco Factory was housed, and this factory was the inspiration for the opera Carmen.

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán houses the match of the weekend, although the LFP did not grant the match with a glamorous time, as Sevilla hosts Atlético Madrid in a match where both teams will likely fight for a Champions League spot by the end of the season.

Gregorio Manzano objective at Sevilla? “Once again be amongst the great teams”

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Sevilla's new coach, Gregorio Manzano, is ready to get the club into winning ways after having been unveiled as the new coach of the Spanish club. However, Manzano also believes that much will have to be done and no one should be expect an overnight success, "I'm not the Wizard of Oz", Manzano went on to say.

Sevilla Sacks Alvarez

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And it appears that the time of the sackings has officially begun.

Sevilla has fired their manager Antonio Alvarez after a dreary start to the season in a shock move and the top four club from last season is replacing Alvarez with former Mallorca man Gregorio Manzano. Alvarez's side suffered a 2-0 loss against Hercules on Sunday and the surprising new boys enjoyed their second huge upset of the season following their shock victory over Barcelona a few weeks back at the Nou Camp.

Should Sevilla Have Stuck With Antonio Alvarez?

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With just five matches gone in the current La Liga campaign, the bosses and fans at Sevilla have decided that they have seen enough of Antonio Alvarez and have given him the boot following a humiliating defeat against Hercules.

The decision marks yet another occasion when Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has seemingly given into the wills of the supporters and yet again the timing of the departure is far from perfect.

Sevilla waste no time bringing in a new coach

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Sevilla went on to show Antonio Alvarez the exit door just 5 games into the season and have now welcomed Gregorio Manzano as the new head-coach. After having been dealt a 2-0 loss by Hercules, Sevilla did not want to waste any more time as they decided to make some new changes.

With the Spanish club expecting big things this year, after losing to a newly promoted club and having had a terrible run in the Spanish Supercopa, they did not want to risk having the same coach that isn't bringing in the results that they expect.

La Liga Jornada 5 Review: Deportivo La Coruña Sinks Into the Relegation Zone

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Depor could definitely use their former left back Filipe Luís Kasmirski at this dire moment.

Flashback ten years ago to the year 2000. Â La Liga rose to the top spot of the UEFA coefficient rankings for the first time since 1966. Â The final of the UEFA Champions League featured two Spanish teams with Real Madrid defeating Valencia 3-0 at the Stade de France.

Real Madrid

Final Europa League 2012 Atlético de Madrid y Athletic de Bilbao

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Bielsa-Simeone, duelo de DTsLa final de la Liga Europa entre Atlético de Madrid y Athletic vivirá un duelo de técnicos argentinos entre Diego Pablo Simeone y Marcelo Bielsa, dos amigos en busca de un título de competición europea, un éxito sólo logrado antes por tres compatriotas: Alfredo Di Stefano, Helenio Herrera y Luis Carniglia.

Cuatro, Cinco, Seis

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It was Inevitable - Kim Jong Il thought so soo - hahahah.
. In a way, even after Adrian scored the opening goal in last night's El Derbi Madrileno, Madridistas the world over (and perhaps even Rojoblanco supporters) didn't feel too rattled (or euphoric in the case for Atleti supporters).

From Fortress Defenders to Road Warriors

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Ozil DESTROYED Sevilla Last NightLast night, Real Madrid made their annual trip to the Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla. It was a match that has been, based on recent history, fraught with plenty of danger: not just danger of dropping points (we've lost quite a bit in those parts these past several years), but also the danger of embarrassment.

Luis Enrique, ¿técnico del Atleti?

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El entrenador del Barcelona B, Luis Enrique Martínez, es en este momento el mejor situado para suceder a Quique Sánchez Flores al frente del Atlético de Madrid de cara a la próxima temporada 2011-2012.

Luis Enrique, que fuera jugador de Sporting, Real Madrid y el propio Barcelona, comenzó en verano de 2008 su trayectoria como entrenador en el filial azulgrana, sucediendo a Pep Guardiola.

La Liga Lowdown, Jornada 28: Hope at the top as Barcelona slip up at Sevilla

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It's time for Real Madrid fans to get slightly excited again, after Sevilla put in a great performance to hold Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at the Sánchez Pizjuán this weekend.

Negredo sets up Sevilla win over Valencia

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SEVILLA, Spain — Substitute Alfaro Negredo came off the bench to score the opener as Sevilla beat ten-man Valencia 2-0 and moved into a European place on Monday. Sevilla have made an inconsistent start under new coach Gregorio Manzano but responded well after their 5-0 mauling by Barcelona last week.

Copa del Rey

Mid-Day Ticker: Galaxy inks deals with five, Atletico signs new coach, and more

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While the retaining of David Beckham's services remains up in the air for the Los Angeles Galaxy, five other players saw their contract situations get a lot clearer on Friday.

Sean Franklin and Bryan Jordan re-signed with Los Angeles, while Adam Cristman's option was picked up, allowing Bruce Arena to keep key parts of the deep squad that won the 2011 MLS Cup and Supporters' Shield.

Gregorio Manzano negocia con el Atlético

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Gregorio Manzano está cada vez más cerca de regresar al banquillo del Atlético de Madrid. El entrenador jienense se encuentra en las instalaciones del Vicente Calderón, junto a su agente Manuel García Quilón, reunido con el director deportivo del conjunto colchonero, Jose Luis Pérez Caminero.


La Liga Matchday 12: Mallorca Storm To Win In Sanchez Pizjuan

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Sevilla 1 - 2 Mallorca

It ended up being an unhappy reunion for Gregorio Manzano with his old club Mallorca, as the islanders shocked the Sanchez Pizjuan with a late winner from Webo. The match was a tale of two halves as Mallorca controlled the first 45 minutes, Marti and Joao Victor shielding the back four admirably, while Chori Castro and Michael Pereira looked dangerous down the wings.

La Liga Matchday 7: Manzano tastes defeat for the first time as Sevilla manager

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Sporting Gijon 2 - 0 Sevilla

Gregorio Manzano saw his unbeaten record as Sevilla manager torn to shreds as Sporting Gijon produced two sublime goals and an electric display to send the Andalusians back down south empty-handed. The first goal saw Sangoy head in Riveras inch-perfect cross with aplomb after only six minutes, but they had to wait until early in the second half to make the points safe, Diego Castro scoring with a sumptuous backheel.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Atletico Madrid 1 - 1 Bayern Leverkusen (Highlights)

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Atletico Madrid 1 - 1 Bayern Leverkusen
(0-1) 39' Derdiyok, (1-1) 51' Simao (p)

Atletico Madrid complicate matters with a draw against Bayer Leverkusen in their second group tie of the competition. With Sergio Agüero left out as a precaution, Bayer took the lead just before half-time with a well drilled shot in the area.

Manchester United

David Villa Suspension and the rest of La Liga

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Champions Barcelona will be without suspended Spain striker David Villa at home to Real Mallorca on Sunday (1700), while midfielder Xavi is a doubt.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque left playmaker Xavi out of his squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Lithuania and Scotland to give him time to recover properly from sore tendons which have been bothering him since the start of the season.

Mid-Day Ticker: Rooney to miss Valencia clash, Messi comeback looms and more

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Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's Champions League visit to Valencia with an ankle sprain suffered in Manchester United's 2-2 tie vs. Bolton on Sunday.

Rooney is one of a handful of Premier League players who will miss mid-week Champions League action with injuries.

The Rest

China’s Shenhua name Poyet as coach

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Shanghai (AFP) Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua named former Uruguay international Gustavo Poyet as their new coach on Tuesday, after cutting ties with his Spanish predecessor Gregorio Manzano despite finishing fourth in the Chinese Super League.

Poyet, 49, was himself sacked earlier this month by struggling Spanish outfit Real Betis.

What To Watch Today: Côte D’Ivoire vs Angola, Osasuna vs Atlético Madrid

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We've got to post a quick recap of what we watched this past weekend but first, very briefly, here are two games today that you could tune in for, in case you're looking for something to watch this afternoon/evening (depending on your timezone):

African Cup of Nations, Côte d'Ivoire vs Angola (1pmET, Al-Jazeera Sports / Eurosport International): The group stage of AfCON2012 wraps up over the next couple days.

Sid Lowe in Spain

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Gregorio Manzano was supposed to be the coach that rescued Sevilla; instead, their record is worse than before.

Sevilla: a crisis runs through it.

Christian Poulsen To Leave Liverpool For Sevilla In January

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Christian Poulsen could be set to end his Anfield nightmare by leaving Liverpool for former club Sevilla, according to reports. Spain comments that the Dane is unsettled at Merseyside and craves a move away from the Reds, with los Nervionenses emerging as front-runners to secure his signature.

De cine

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Fin de semana de cine. Empate a nada del Madrid en su visita al poderoso Levante y victoria del Barça en San Mamés por 1a3.
Esta temporada veremos muchas más veces la versión 0-0 del Madrid de Mou. Sus equipos juegan a no encajar goles y lo consigue.
El Barça en cambio juega al ataque y lo demostró arrollando al Athletic a base de llegadas de los centrocampistas.