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Francisco "Paco" Arcos Arcos (born 16 December 1974) is a Spanish football manager.

Paco Arcos
Personal information
Full name Francisco Arcos Arcos
Date of birth (1974-12-16) 16 December 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Ibi, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Teams managed
PM Ibi
2009 Luch-Energiya (caretaker)
2010 Luch-Energiya (caretaker)
2010–2011 Luch-Energiya
2011 Alicante (assistant)
2012–2014 Rayo Ibense
2016 Muro
2017–2018 Rayo Ibense

Club careerEdit

Born in Ibi, Valencian Community, Arcos started his managerial career with Peña Madridista de Ibi. In 2002 he joined CD Torrevieja as a fitness coach, and three years later moved to UD Altea and was assigned the same role.

Arcos moved abroad in 2006, being named in Zoran Vulić's staff at HNK Hajduk Split, as a fitness coach. After the departure of Vulić, he remained with his role under Sergije Krešić and Robert Jarni.[1] He subsequently worked as an assistant fitness coach for the Croatia national team before rejoining Vulić at FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok in January 2008, again as a fitness coach, on a three-year deal.[2]

On 23 June 2009, Arcos was appointed caretaker manager of Luch, replacing departing Konstantin Yemelyanov and becoming the first Spaniard to manage in the country. On 11 August, despite taking the club to the quarter-finals of the Russian Cup for the first time ever, he returned to his previous role after being replaced by Aleksandr Pobegalov.[3]

In May 2010, Arcos was named manager in the place of sacked Leonid Nazarenko;[4] with the club threatened with relegation, he managed to achieve a mid-table position at the end of the season. The following 27 January, he renewed his contract,[5] but was sacked on 6 May.

On 27 August 2011, Arcos returned to Spain and joined Alicante CF in Tercera División, as a fitness coach, an assistant manager of the main squad and the B-team, in addition to being the coordinator of the club's youth setup.[6] On 3 April of the following year, he was named manager of UD Rayo Ibense in the regional leagues.

On 15 December 2014, despite winning 13 of the first 17 matches of the campaign, Arcos was sacked;[7] it was later revealed that his "political views" (he allegedly was a militant of PSOE) were the main reason for his dismissal.[8]

On 22 June 2016, Arcos took over Muro CF in the fourth division,[9] but was dismissed on 13 October.[10] He returned to Rayo Ibense on 15 June 2017,[11] resigning the following 10 February.[12]


  1. ^ "Robert Jarni debuta como segundo entrenador en el Hajduk Split de Kresic" [Robert Jarni debuts as assistant manager of Kresic's Hajduk Split] (in Spanish). 2 September 2006. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  2. ^ "El ibense Francisco Arcos Arcos, nuevo preparador físico del equipo ruso Luch Energiya Vladivostok" [The ibense Francisco Arcos Arcos, new fitness coach of Russian side Luch Energiya Vladivostok] (in Spanish). Escaparate Digital. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  3. ^ Франсиско Пако Аркос: Не сравнивайте меня с Санчо Пансой! [Francisco Paco Arcos: Do not compare me with Sancho Panza!] (in Russian). FC Luch. 26 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  4. ^ Испанский специалист Франсиско Аркос возглавит "Луч-Энергию" (Владивосток) [Spanish manager Francisco Arcos will take over "Luch-Energy" (Vladivostok)] (in Russian). Regnum. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  5. ^ Аркос с нами [Arcos with us] (in Russian). VladNews. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Francisco Arcos vuelve a España después de estar seis años como entrenador en Croacia y Rusia" [Francisco Arcos returns to Spain after six years as a coach in Croatia and Russia] (in Spanish). Escaparate Digital. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  7. ^ "El Rayo Ibense cierra un 2014 brillante" [Rayo Ibense complete a brilliant 2014] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  8. ^ "El técnico del intratable líder Rayo Ibense es fulminado de su cargo por supuestos motivos políticos" [The manager of the intractable leader Rayo Ibense is fulminated of his post for alleged political reasons] (in Spanish). Estadio Digital. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Paco Arcos, nuevo entrenador del Muro CF" [Paco Arcos, new manager of Muro CF] (in Spanish). Página 66. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  10. ^ "El Muro inicia nueva etapa ya sin Paco Arcos en el banquillo" [Muro start a new era already without Paco Arcos on the bench] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Paco Arcos sustituye a Pepe de la Sagra en el banquillo del Rayo Ibense" [Paco Arcos replaces Pepe de la Sagra on the bench of Rayo Ibense] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Paco Arcos deja de ser el entrenador del Rayo Ibense" [Paco Arcos leaves Rayo Ibense] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2018.

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