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Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría (Spanish pronunciation: [miɣeˈlaŋxel loˈtina];[a] born 18 June 1957) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker, and is the manager of Japanese club Cerezo Osaka.

Miguel Ángel Lotina
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Lotina as a Deportivo coach
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría
Date of birth (1957-06-18) 18 June 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Meñaka, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cerezo Osaka (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1977 CD Munguía
1977–1978 Gernika
1978–1981 Logroñés
1981–1983 Castellón 30 (3)
1983–1988 Logroñés 113 (48)
Teams managed
1990–1993 Logroñés B
1992 Logroñés
1993–1996 Numancia
1996 Logroñés
1997 Badajoz
1998–1999 Numancia
1999–2002 Osasuna
2002–2004 Celta
2004–2006 Espanyol
2006–2007 Real Sociedad
2007–2011 Deportivo La Coruña
2012 Villarreal
2013–2014 Omonia
2014 Al-Shahaniya
2015–2016 Al-Shahaniya
2016–2018 Tokyo Verdy
2019– Cerezo Osaka
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Playing careerEdit

Born in Meñaka, Biscay, Lotina started playing football with local Gernika Club, representing CD Castellón from 1981 to 1983. In his only season in La Liga he scored three goals in 21 games for the Valencians,[1][2] who ranked 18th and last.

In summer 1983, Lotina signed with CD Logroñés. After netting 22 goals in two Segunda División seasons combined with the Riojan side – also representing them in Segunda División B – he contributed with two in 14 matches in the 1986–87 campaign as the team promoted to the top flight for the first time ever, after finishing second to champions Valencia CF; he retired from the game in 1988 at the age of 31, without having appeared in the first division with his main club.

Coaching careerEdit

After starting coaching with Logroñés' reserves, Lotina managed the club in two separate stints in the 90's (11 games). In 1995–96, whilst in charge of CD Numancia, he helped the third level team reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after ousting top flight sides Real Sociedad, Racing de Santander and Sporting de Gijón before bowing out to eventual finalists FC Barcelona 3–5 on aggregate.[3]

After his top level debuts with Logroñés in the 1996–97 season, being one of five managers as the team finished in 22nd and last position, Lotina's next years were spent in division two, with CD Badajoz, Numancia and CA Osasuna, helping the second promote to the top tier for the first time ever in 1999[4] and the third achieve the same feat the following year after a six-year absence. He remained with the Navarrese for two further campaigns, as they consecutively retained their status.[5]

In 2002–03, Lotina led RC Celta de Vigo to its first participation in the UEFA Champions League, after the Galicians finished fourth. In the following season, however, even though the team progressed through the group stage by notably defeating A.C. Milan 2–1 at the San Siro,[6] he was sacked after 21 rounds,[7] with the club eventually being relegated.

In 2004–05, Lotina coached RCD Espanyol[8] to qualification to the UEFA Cup, after finishing fifth. The year 2006 brought him his first football trophy, as the team won the domestic cup against Real Zaragoza (4–1) in the manager's second season.[9] In the 2006–07 campaign, he returned to his native region after replacing sacked José Mari Bakero at the helm of 20th-placed Real Sociedad,[10] but the Basques were relegated from the first division for the first time in 40 years, after ranking second from bottom.

For 2007–08, Lotina returned to Galicia and joined Deportivo de La Coruña.[11] After a poor start, he more often than not switched to a 5–3–2 formation, going on to finish the year comfortably placed in mid-table and reach the UEFA Intertoto Cup,[12] but being eventually relegated in 2011 as the club also struggled financially – Depor only managed to score nine goals away from home all year, being doomed in the last round after failing to score in a 0–2 home loss against Valencia; on 23 May of that year, he announced his departure from the club.[13]

On 19 March 2012, Lotina became Villarreal CF's third coach of the season, replacing José Francisco Molina following a 0–1 away loss against Levante UD, with the team dangerously close to the relegation zone (17th),[14] and eventually relegated as 18th, which meant that the club's reserves, which competed in the second level, were also forced to drop down a level in June.

On 21 June 2014, after a brief spell in the Cypriot First Division, Lotina was appointed head coach of newly promoted Qatar Stars League side Al-Shahaniya Sports Club.[15] Subsequently, he worked in Japan with Tokyo Verdy and Cerezo Osaka.[16]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 10 April 2019[17]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Logroñés B   30 June 1990 26 May 1993 118 43 39 36 133 131 +2 036.44
Logroñés   3 December 1992 14 December 1992 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 000.00 [18]
Numancia   26 May 1993 20 May 1996 142 64 47 31 184 116 +68 045.07 [19]
Logroñés   10 June 1996 28 October 1996 10 3 1 6 7 24 −17 030.00 [20]
Badajoz   22 June 1997 1 December 1997 19 1 13 5 13 17 −4 005.26 [21]
Numancia   30 June 1998 22 June 1999 48 23 13 12 77 47 +30 047.92 [22]
Osasuna   23 June 1999 26 May 2002 130 46 33 51 141 152 −11 035.38 [23]
Celta   26 May 2002 26 January 2004 80 30 25 25 103 96 +7 037.50 [24]
Espanyol   11 June 2004 26 May 2006 92 35 27 30 113 116 −3 038.04 [25]
Real Sociedad   27 October 2006 22 June 2007 32 9 9 14 29 34 −5 028.13 [26]
Deportivo   25 June 2007 23 May 2011 182 67 45 70 195 225 −30 036.81 [27]
Villarreal   19 March 2012 1 June 2012 11 3 5 3 12 12 +0 027.27 [28]
Omonia   30 December 2013 7 February 2014 9 3 4 2 13 8 +5 033.33
Al-Shahaniya   22 June 2014 22 September 2014 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4 000.00
Al-Shahaniya   17 July 2015 30 June 2016 18 12 3 3 39 16 +23 066.67
Tokyo Verdy   24 November 2016 10 December 2018 92 43 24 25 126 97 +29 046.74
Cerezo Osaka   14 December 2018 Present 9 3 2 4 9 8 +1 033.33
Total 996 385 291 320 1,196 1,109 +87 038.65

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Miguel and Ángel are pronounced [miˈɣel] and [ˈaŋxel] respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1–3: ¡Bombazo del Castellón!" [1–3: Castellón shocker!] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 4 January 1982. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Quini, autor del gol 3.000 del Barça en la Liga" [Quini, scorer of Barça's 3000th goal in League] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 25 January 1982. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Soria celebra la gesta de la Copa 10 años después" [Soria celebrates Cup exploit 10 years later] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 21 February 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  4. ^ Hito histórico del Numancia (Historical achievement from Numancia); Mundo Deportivo, 21 June 1999 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Zariquiegui, Fermín (23 June 2003). "Mexicano Aguirre logra salvar del descenso a Osasuna" [Mexican Aguirre leads Osasuna out of relegation] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ El Celta sella en San Siro su pase a octavos de final (Celta seal progression to round of 16 in San Siro); El Mundo, 9 December 2003 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ El Celta de Vigo destituye a Lotina (Celta de Vigo sack Lotina); El Mundo, 26 January 2004 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Llega Lotina y se va Luis (Lotina arrives and Luis leaves); Mundo Deportivo, 11 June 2004 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "¡Increíble Espanyol!" [Incredible Espanyol!] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 13 April 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  10. ^ Miguel Ángel Lotina, nuevo entrenador de la Real Sociedad (Miguel Ángel Lotina, new Real Sociedad manager); 20 minutos, 27 October 2006 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Lotina abandona la Real Sociedad y se acerca al Deportivo de la Coruña (Lotina leaves Real Sociedad and nears Deportivo de la Coruña); 20 minutos, 23 June 2007 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Deportivo La Coruña grind their way back to where they once belonged; The Guardian, 19 October 2009
  13. ^ Lotina se despide: 'No he descendido yo sino el Depor' (Lotina says goodbye: 'I have not been relegated, Depor has'); Diario AS, 23 May 2011 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Villarreal appoint Lotina; ESPN Soccernet. 19 March 2012
  15. ^ Al Shahaniya appoint Miguel Lotina as new head coach Archived 27 June 2014 at Archive.today; Qatar Stars League, 23 June 2014
  16. ^ "Former Tokyo Verdy manager Miguel Angel Lotina hired to lead Cerezo Osaka". The Japan Times. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  17. ^ Miguel Ángel Lotina coach profile at Soccerway
  18. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1992–93". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1993–94". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1994–95". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1995–96". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1996–97". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1997–98". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1998–99". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 1999–00". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2000-01". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2001-02". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  24. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2002–03". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2003–04". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2004–05". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2005–06". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  26. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2006–07". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  27. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2007–08". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2008–09". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2009–10". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
    "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2010–11". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  28. ^ "Lotina: Miguel Ángel Lotina Oruechebarría: Matches 2011–12". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 April 2019.

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