Pablo Machín Díez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo maˈtʃin ˈdi.eθ]; born 7 April 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back, and was most recently the head coach of RCD Espanyol.

Pablo Machín
Personal information
Full name Pablo Machín Díez
Date of birth (1975-04-07) 7 April 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Soria, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Numancia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Numancia B
1993–1994 Numancia 5 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2006 Numancia (youth)
2006–2007 Numancia B
2007–2011 Numancia (assistant)
2011–2013 Numancia
2014–2018 Girona
2018–2019 Sevilla
2019 Espanyol
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Soria, Machín was a CD Numancia youth graduate. Despite making five first team appearances during the 1993–94 season in Segunda División B, his spell at the club was mainly associated with the reserves until 1998, when a severe knee injury forced his retirement at the age of just 23.[1]

In 2000 he returned to Numancia, being assigned to its youth setup, and was promoted to the B-side in Tercera División in 2006; after leading the club to the play-offs, he was appointed the main squad's assistant in the 2007 summer.[2]

On 30 May 2011, Machín was appointed first-team coach in Segunda División, replacing fired Juan Carlos Unzué.[3] After keeping them in the league for the following two seasons, he left the Rojillos.[4]

Machín replaced fired Javi López at the helm of Girona FC on 9 March 2014.[5] After an impressive 2014–15 campaign which his side finished third but failed to gain promotion, he signed a two-year contract extension until 2018.[6]

On 17 August 2017, after achieving promotion to La Liga, Machín extended his contract until 2019.[7] He led the club to an impressive tenth position, only seven points shy of a European competition spot; highlights included a 6–0 home routing of UD Las Palmas.[8]

Machín was appointed Sevilla FC coach on 28 May 2018, signing a two-year contract with the club.[9] The following 15 March, he was sacked after being knocked out of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 by SK Slavia Praha the previous day.[10]

On 7 October 2019, Machín was appointed manager of RCD Espanyol in the top tier for two years, replacing fired David Gallego.[11] He was himself sacked on 22 December, with the team in last place.[12]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 22 December 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Numancia B   1 July 2006 30 June 2007 42 21 15 6 61 36 +25 050.00 [13]
Numancia   30 June 2011 11 June 2013 87 28 29 30 109 112 −3 032.18 [14]
Girona   9 March 2014 28 May 2018 189 83 50 56 255 197 +58 043.92 [15]
Sevilla   28 May 2018 15 March 2019 50 26 9 15 97 59 +38 052.00 [16]
Espanyol   7 October 2019 23 December 2019 15 4 3 8 19 23 −4 026.67 [17]
Total 383 162 106 115 541 427 +114 042.30

HonoursEdit

ManagerEdit

Girona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El sistema Machín" [The Machín system] (in Spanish). El País. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ "La hora de Machín" [Machín's time] (in Spanish). El País. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Pablo Machín toma las riendas del Numancia" [Pablo Machín takes over Numancia] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Pablo Machín deja el Numancia tras dos años" [Pablo Machín leaves Numancia after two years] (in Spanish). Marca. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ "El Girona destituye a Javi López, llega Pablo Machín" [Girona fire Javi López, arrives Pablo Machín] (in Spanish). Sport. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Machín continuará en Girona hasta el 2018" [Machín will remain at Girona until 2018] (in Spanish). Girona FC. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Pablo Machín reafirma el seu compromís amb el Girona i renova fins el juny de 2019" [Pablo Machín reassures his compromise with Girona and renews until June 2019] (in Catalan). Girona FC. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Pablo Machín deja el Girona convertido en un héroe" [Pablo Machín leaves Girona converted into a hero] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Pablo Machín appointed Sevilla manager for the next two seasons". Sevilla FC. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Sevilla sack manager Pablo Machin after Europa League exit". BBC Sport. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Machín, new coach of the RCD Espanyol of Barcelona". RCD Espanyol. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Pablo Machín's time at the club comes to an end". RCD Espanyol. 22 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Tercera División (Grupo 8) 2006–07" [Tercera División (Group 8) 2006–07] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División 2006–07" [Phase Of Promotion to Second Division B 2006–07] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2011–12". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
    "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2012–13". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2013–14". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
    "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2014–15". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
    "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2015–16". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
    "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2016–17". BDFutbol. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
    "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2017–18". BDFutbol. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2018–19". BDFutbol. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Machín: Pablo Machín Díez: Matches 2019–20". BDFutbol. Retrieved 7 October 2019.

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