Fran Fernández

Francisco Javier "Fran" Fernández Díaz (born 20 March 1980) is a Spanish football manager.

Fran Fernández
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz
Date of birth (1980-03-20) 20 March 1980 (age 40)[1]
Place of birth Almería, Spain
Teams managed
Years Team
2006–2007 Poli Aguadulce
2007–2008 Adra (assistant)
2008–2009 Español Alquián (assistant)
2009–2011 Parador
2011–2012 Poli Ejido (assistant)
2012–2016 Almería (youth)
2016–2018 Almería B
2017 Almería (interim)
2017 Almería (interim)
2018–2019 Almería
2019–2020 Alcorcón
2020 Tenerife

CareerEdit

Fernández started his career at Polideportivo Aguadulce, as a director of football and manager. He subsequently acted as an assistant manager at AD Adra and CD Español del Alquián before being named manager of AD Parador in 2009.[2]

In November 2011, Fernández was appointed Héctor Berenguel's assistant at Polideportivo Ejido in Segunda División B, but the club subsequently folded in the same campaign.[3] The following July he joined UD Almería, initially in charge of the Cadete squad.[4]

After progressing through the club's youth setup, Fernández was appointed manager of the reserves in Tercera División on 29 June 2016.[5] On 28 February of the following year, he was named manager of the main squad, after the dismissal of Fernando Soriano.[6]

Fernández's first professional match in charge occurred on 5 March 2017, a 2–1 Segunda División away win against CD Lugo.[7] His tenure ended nine days later, after the appointment of Luis Miguel Ramis.

Fernández was in charge of the first team in an interim manner for one more occasion during the 2017–18 season, replacing fired Ramis. On 24 April 2018, after Lucas Alcaraz's resignation, he was appointed manager of the main squad until the end of the campaign,[8] managing to avoid relegation in the last matchday on head-to-head points with Cultural Leonesa.

On 20 May 2019, after taking his club to a comfortable mid-table finish, Fernández announced that he would not renew his contract with the Rojiblancos, due to expire in June.[9] On 1 July, he took over fellow league team AD Alcorcón, replacing fired Cristóbal Parralo.[10]

Fernández left Alkor as his contract expired, and was appointed at the helm of CD Tenerife on 29 July 2020.[11] He was relieved of his duties on 22 November, after a 0–1 home loss against UD Logroñés.[12]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 29 November 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Almería B   29 June 2016 24 April 2018 79 46 16 17 152 68 +84 058.23 [13]
Almería (interim)   28 February 2017 14 March 2017 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 050.00 [14]
Almería (interim)   13 November 2017 18 November 2017 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00 [15]
Almería   24 April 2018 10 June 2019 52 19 19 14 63 55 +8 036.54 [15][16]
Alcorcón   1 July 2019 23 July 2020 43 13 18 12 52 51 +1 030.23 [17]
Tenerife   29 July 2020 Present 15 4 4 7 10 14 −4 026.67 [18]
Total 192 84 58 50 282 189 +93 043.75

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fran Fernández, juventud en Segunda División" [Fran Fernández, youth in Segunda División] (in Spanish). Ideal. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "El hijo del frutero" [The son of the fruiterer] (in Spanish). Diario de Almería. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Héctor Berenguel, nuevo entrenador del Poli Ejido" [Héctor Berenguel, new manager of Poli Ejido] (in Spanish). Polideportivo Ejido. 19 November 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Fran Fernández, un entrenador con galones en los banquillos" [Fran Fernández, a manager with ranks on the bench] (in Spanish). Fútbol Carrasco. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  5. ^ "El Almería apuesta por Fran Fernández como entrenador del filial rojiblanco" [Almería bet on Fran Fernández as the manager of the reserve team rojiblanco] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Fran Fernández dirigirá el Almería hasta encontrar un substituto" [Fran Fernández will manage Almería until they find a substitute] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  7. ^ "El Almería despierta tras la marcha de Soriano" [Almería awake after Soriano's departure] (in Spanish). Marca. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Fran, el talismán del Almería" [Fran, the talisman of Almería] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  9. ^ ""Después de siete años de tremendo desgaste necesito un cambio"" ["After seven years of tremendous wears and tears I need a change"] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Fran Fernández, nuevo entrenador de la A.D. Alcorcón" [Fran Fernández, new manager of A.D. Alcorcón] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Fran Fernández, nuevo entrenador del CD Tenerife" [Fran Fernández, new manager of CD Tenerife] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Concluye la etapa de Fran Fernández en el CD Tenerife" [Concludes the period of Fran Fernández at CD Tenerife] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Almería B" (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Fran Fernández: Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz: Matches 2016–17". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Fran Fernández: Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz: Matches 2017–18". BDFutbol. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Fran Fernández: Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz: Matches 2018–19". BDFutbol. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Fran Fernández: Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz: Matches 2019–20". BDFutbol. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Fran Fernández: Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz: Matches 2020–21". BDFutbol. Retrieved 5 August 2020.

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