Alejandro Menéndez

Alejandro Menéndez García (born 12 July 1966) is a Spanish football manager.

Alejandro Menéndez
Alejandro Menéndez with coach of the month award.png
García with I-League "Coach of the Month Award"
Personal information
Full name Alejandro Menéndez García
Date of birth (1966-07-12) 12 July 1966 (age 56)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Teams managed
Years Team
2002–2005 Sporting Gijón (youth)
2005–2007 Real Madrid (youth)
2007–2008 Celta B
2008 Celta
2008–2009 Celta B
2009–2011 Real Madrid B
2013 Racing Santander
2013–2014 Buriram United
2014–2015 Shaanxi Wuzhou
2016–2017 Celta B
2018 Burgos
2018–2020 East Bengal
2020–2021 Albacete

CareerEdit

Born in Gijón, Asturias, Menéndez started his managerial career at Sporting de Gijón's youth setup. After winning the 2004 Copa de Campeones Juvenil de Fútbol and being a runner-up in 2005 Copa del Rey Juvenil, he moved to Real Madrid as a manager of the Juvenil squad.[citation needed]

In July 2007, Menéndez was named Celta de Vigo B manager, with the side in Segunda División B. On 13 May 2008 he was appointed at the helm of the main squad, replacing fired Antonio Lopez,[1] and subsequently avoided relegation with the club.[citation needed]

Menéndez subsequently returned to Celta's B-team and, in 2009, was appointed at another reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla also in the third tier. On 4 January 2011, he was relieved from his duties.[2]

On 5 March 2013, Menéndez was appointed manager of Racing de Santander as a replacement to dismissed José Aurelio Gay.[3] However, he could not avoid the club's relegation to the third level, and subsequently left the club.

In September 2013 Menéndez moved abroad for the first time in his career, being named Buriram United F.C. manager in Thailand.[4] With the side he achieved immediate success, winning a domestic treble (Thai Premier League, Thai FA Cup and Thai League Cup) during his first season in charge.

Menéndez resigned on 11 April 2014, after winning the Toyota Premier Cup and the Kor Royal Cup.[5] On 28 December of that year, he was named as the new manager of China League One side Shaanxi Wuzhou,[6] but left the side one month later due to its bureaucratic problems.[7]

One year since his last job, Menéndez returned to Celta B in February 2016 where he signed a one and a-half-year contract as a replacement for the sacked Javier Torres Gomez.[8]

In August 2018, Menendez joined East Bengal F.C. of India's I-League for the upcoming season, as part of a spending spree by new owners Quess Corp.[9] He led the club to second place, one point behind Chennai City FC, and won both Kolkata Derby matches against Mohun Bagan A.C. ;[10] at the end of the campaign in March 2019 he extended his link by two years.[11] He resigned on 21 January 2020, after taking just eight points from the first seven games of the season.[12]

Menéndez returned to his home country on 8 December 2020, after being appointed Albacete Balompié's third manager of the season.[13]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 3 May 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Celta B   1 July 2007 13 May 2008 37 15 8 14 55 50 +5 040.54 [14]
Celta   13 May 2008 30 June 2008 5 1 2 2 11 11 +0 020.00 [15]
Celta B   30 June 2008 1 July 2009 38 15 13 10 42 26 +16 039.47 [16]
Real Madrid Castilla   1 July 2009 4 January 2011 57 22 14 21 89 75 +14 038.60 [17]
Racing Santander   5 March 2013 30 June 2013 14 5 4 5 16 13 +3 035.71 [18]
Buriram United   8 September 2013 11 April 2014 28 15 8 5 46 30 +16 053.57 [19]
Shaanxi Wuzhou   28 December 2014 31 January 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 ! [20]
Celta B   2 February 2016 30 May 2017 55 35 8 12 101 50 +51 063.64 [21]
Burgos   19 February 2018 6 June 2018 12 3 4 5 10 14 −4 025.00 [22]
East Bengal   20 August 2018 21 January 2020 41 24 7 10 77 45 +32 058.54 [23]
Albacete   8 December 2020 4 May 2021 21 6 4 11 15 25 −10 028.57 [24]
Total 308 141 72 95 462 339 +123 045.78

HonoursEdit

Buriram United

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El técnico gijonés Alejandro Menéndez se hace cargo del Celta" [Gijonés manager Alejandro Menéndez takes the reins of Celta] (in Spanish). El Comercio. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. ^ "El Madrid cesa a Menéndez como técnico del Castilla" [Madrid sacks Menéndez as Castilla manager] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez sustituye a José Aurelio Gay como técnico" [Alejandro Menéndez replaces José Aurelio Gay as manager] (in Spanish). Marca. 5 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Tailandia, nuevo reto de Alejandro Menéndez" [Thailand, new goal of Alejandro Menéndez] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Menéndez deja el Burinam tras ganar cinco títulos" [Menéndez leaves Buriram after winning fifve titles] (in Spanish). La nueva España. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  6. ^ "新陕足教头起底:穆里尼奥好友 曾执教武里南联" (in Chinese). Sohu. 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Menéndez ve frustrada su aventura en China" [Menéndez sees his Chinese adventure frustrated] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez sustituye a Javier Torres Gómez al frente del Celta B" [Alejandro Menendez replaces Javier Torres Gomez in front of Celta B] (in Spanish). canteiraceleste. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Alejandro Menendez's appointment marks the beginning of new era in East Bengal". Yahoo!. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  10. ^ Sen, Debayan (9 March 2019). "No title, but a season to remember for East Bengal". ESPN FC. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  11. ^ "I-League: East Bengal coach Alejandro Menendez extends contract by 2 years". Sports Keeda. 6 March 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  12. ^ Banerjee, Ritabrata (21 January 2020). "East Bengal head coach Alejandro Menendez resigns". Goal. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez, nuevo entrenador del Albacete Balompié" [Alejandro Menéndez, new manager of Albacete Balompié] (in Spanish). Albacete Balompié. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  14. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
    "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  19. ^ เซราะกราวจัดหนักโคตร! ตั้งมือขวามูรินโญ่คุมทัพ. goal.com (in Thai). 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
    "Menéndez deja el Burinam tras ganar cinco títulos" [Menéndez leaves Buriram after winning five titles] (in Spanish). La nueva España. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  20. ^ "新陕足教头起底:穆里尼奥好友 曾执教武里南联" (in Chinese). Sohu. 24 March 2016.
    "Menéndez ve frustrada su aventura en China" [Menéndez sees his Chinese adventure frustrated] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  21. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
    "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  22. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  23. ^ "East Bengal head coach Alejandro Menendez resigns | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  24. ^ "Alejandro Menéndez: Alejandro Menéndez García". BDFutbol. Retrieved 3 February 2021.

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