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Gregorio "Goyo" Manzano Ballesteros (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡɾeˈɣoɾjo manˈθano]; born 11 March 1956) is a Spanish football manager.

Gregorio Manzano
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Personal information
Full name Gregorio Manzano Ballesteros
Date of birth (1956-03-11) 11 March 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth Bailén, Spain
Teams managed
Years Team
1983–1985 Santisteban
1985–1986 Villacarrillo
1986–1988 Iliturgi
1988–1989 Villanueva
1989–1990 Úbeda
1990–1991 Jaén
1991–1993 Martos
1996–1998 Talavera
1998–1999 Toledo
1999–2000 Valladolid
2000–2001 Racing Santander
2001–2002 Rayo Vallecano
2002–2003 Mallorca
2003–2004 Atlético Madrid
2004–2005 Málaga
2006–2010 Mallorca
2010–2011 Sevilla
2011 Atlético Madrid
2013 Mallorca
2014–2015 Beijing Guoan
2016 Shanghai Shenhua
2017–2018 Guizhou Hengfeng

Football careerEdit

Born in Bailén, Jaén, Andalusia, Manzano's training career started in 1983 at the age of 27. He took charge of several clubs in his native region, including Real Jaén in the fourth division.

In 1996, Manzano signed with Talavera CF from the third level. During his two-season spell he led the Castile-La Mancha team to a second-place finish in their group (1996–97), and a narrow miss on promotion (1997–98). His good work there prompted the interest – and signing – from division two's CD Toledo,[1] which he helped retain their league status with a comfortable seventh place.

Manzano had his first La Liga experience with Real Valladolid, in 1999–2000.[2] His new side finished eighth, and the season included a 1–0 win against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. For the following campaign, he stayed in the top flight with Racing de Santander;[3] in spite of a 4–0 home victory over FC Barcelona, the Cantabrians were relegated and the coach was fired.

After helping Rayo Vallecano[4] finish 11th in 2001–02's top division, Manzano signed for RCD Mallorca.[5] Season highlights were another win at Real Madrid (5–1) and the conquest of the Copa del Rey, over Recreativo de Huelva.[6]

Subsequently, Manzano signed with Atlético Madrid,[7] nearly qualifying the side for the UEFA Cup after finishing seventh.[8] After the sacking of Iñaki Sáez as Spain national team coach, he was rumoured to be one of his possible successors,[9] but nothing came of it, and he took charge of Málaga CF instead.[10][11]

On 15 February 2006, Manzano returned to Mallorca after Héctor Cúper's dismissal,[12] and continued to work with the Balearic Islands club in the following seasons. In 2009–10 the team won their first ten home fixtures,[13] eventually only losing three of the 19 in the league (Sevilla FC, Barcelona and Real Madrid) and qualifying for the Europa League, as fifth.

On 19 May 2010, it was announced Mallorca would not renew Manzano's contract despite his achievements, due to financial difficulties.[14] On 26 September he returned to active, being appointed at Sevilla as a replacement for fired Antonio Álvarez.[15]

On 8 June 2011, after leading Sevilla to the fifth place, with the subsequent Europa League qualification, Manzano returned to former team Atlético Madrid after replacing Quique Sánchez Flores.[16][17] Early into 2011–12, he and José Antonio Reyes had a serious altercation which resulted in the player being relegated to the bench and sometimes not even selected for matchday squads.[18][19]

On 22 December 2011, following a 0–1 home and 1–3 aggregate loss against Albacete Balompié for the domestic cup, Manzano was relieved of his duties, as the club also ranked 10th in the domestic league.[20] On 5 February 2013, he returned to Mallorca for a third spell following the sacking of Joaquín Caparrós,[21] as the campaign went on to end in top level relegation.

On 11 February 2014, Manzano was appointed at Beijing Guoan F.C. of the Chinese Super League.[22] He continued working in that competition in the following years.

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 20 May 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Santisteban[23]   1 July 1983 30 June 1985 64 26 19 19 040.63
Villacarrillo[24]   1 July 1985 30 June 1986 38 16 9 13 042.11
Iliturgi[25]   1 July 1986 30 June 1988 70 31 12 27 044.29
Villanueva[26]   1 July 1988 30 June 1989 40 10 12 18 025.00
Úbeda[27]   1 July 1989 26 February 1990 25 9 9 7 036.00
Jaén[28]   26 February 1990 30 June 1991 58 28 15 15 048.28
Martos[29]   1 July 1991 30 June 1993 74 29 19 26 039.19
Talavera[30]   1 July 1996 30 June 1998 94 45 25 24 047.87
Toledo[31]   1 July 1998 30 June 1999 44 18 12 14 040.91
Valladolid[32]   1 July 1999 30 June 2000 40 14 12 14 035.00
Racing Santander[33]   5 December 2000 19 March 2001 20 7 3 10 035.00
Rayo Vallecano[34]   1 October 2001 30 June 2002 39 17 10 12 043.59
Mallorca[35]   1 July 2002 30 June 2003 47 19 14 14 040.43
Atlético Madrid[36]   23 July 2003 25 May 2004 44 17 12 15 038.64
Málaga[37]   13 June 2004 11 January 2005 20 5 3 12 025.00
Mallorca[38]   15 February 2006 19 May 2010 191 78 50 63 040.84
Sevilla[39]   27 September 2010 8 June 2011 48 24 7 17 050.00
Atlético Madrid[40]   8 June 2011 22 December 2011 28 13 5 10 046.43
Mallorca[41]   5 February 2013 5 June 2013 16 5 4 7 031.25
Beijing Guoan[42]   11 February 2014 26 November 2015 80 45 19 16 056.25
Shanghai Shenhua[42]   18 December 2015 9 November 2016 36 16 12 8 044.44
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng[42]   30 April 2017 7 June 2018 37 13 5 19 035.14
Total 1,153 485 288 380 042.06

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Mallorca

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

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