Malaga Baraja wins whole and Muñiz reappears

He did not want to put a deadline to close his coach, but José Luis Pérez Caminero, in his presentation as the new sports director of Málaga, sent a clear message that the chosen technician will help in the configuration of the blue and white squad. And that forces to close it as soon as possible, without rushing but without being able to wait forever.

Hence, the option of Fran Escribá, which was preferred by Caminero, has been diluted in the last hours. The Valencian already declined a month and a half ago the interest of Málaga with the argument of waiting for the movements in the First benches. The arrival of Rubi to Espanyol and the influence of García Quilón seemed to bring him closer to La Rosaleda, but returning to the silver category and in a project with severe economic limitations does not finish filling him. Too much risk

This being the case, the name of Rubén Baraja resonates with more force if possible. He still has a year of contract and the president of Sporting, Javier Fernández, has already declared that he has him, although the Valladolid does not seem so convinced. There is still a pending meeting between the two parties to resolve differences.

But, meanwhile, Málaga presses and pushes, testing other options offered by the market. And although it may seem a lie, for the third time Juan Ramón López Muñiz appears on the list. The gijonés already rejected Husillos’ first offer and on the second occasion it was Al Thani who said no when he had already agreed to his return as coach and sports director. Now, Muñiz is still without equipment and if the Baraja is not solved soon, it could be that the third was the loser.
A staff of 20 professionals

The first thing that Caminero did after his presentation before the media was to close himself in his new office with his “eyes and voice”, as he himself affirmed, Juan Rodríguez. There they were, with the rest of the members of the technical secretariat and some other collaborator, studying the team and making the first decisions about players.

The idea, expressed in public, was to have a short staff of professionals. On the one hand, the objective of reducing the enormous wage bill that drowns the club’s economy would be fulfilled; on the other, it would allow a greater participation of homegrown players.

The goal, perhaps utopian, is to have 20 players with the first team number when it is now 27. The first starts could come in the form of transfer with Rolón and Cecchini, who still enjoy a good sign in Argentina. The most complicated will be those who have several years of contract but do not have them, regardless of the coach that comes. The case of Cenk Gönen is the clearest of all.

Getafe Torres wants to tie the sports director this week: Nico Rodríguez, the favorite

With Ramón Planes out of action in the blue scenario, Getafe now has the mission to incorporate as quickly as possible a new sports director so that this plot is no longer orphaned in a few important weeks in which there are several names stored in the offices Alfonso Perez Coliseum to complete the template.

The chosen by Getafe is Nico Rodriguez, current sports director of Albacete and who would have given the ‘yes’ to Angel Torres, who also negotiate with the manchego box the incorporation of Mauro Pérez, currently in the sports management of the Madrid team, Carlos Belmonte for these functions.

What knows Angel Torres is that this week is key and should be final to alleviate as soon as the departure of Ramón Planes and continue working on the making of the template and with three names insured such as Oswaldo Alanís, Leandro Chichizola and Jaime Mata.

The promise of Cazorla if ‘redebuts’ with the shirt of Villarreal

Santi Cazorla spoke yesterday for El Transistor and said he is very excited to play football again and do the preseason with Villarreal: “I have the feeling that now I can try to do that pre-season with Villarreal, before that was unthinkable” .

The ex-international still has not finished believing him and if he does it again he has made a promise with a former Villarreal player: “A few months ago I could not walk and now I am training and I feel comfortable. I return to play we went up to Los Lagos de Covadonga by bicycle from Oviedo “.

Finally, the midfielder thanked all the effort to Villarreal and described his future return to the playground as the best day of his life. “It is impossible to return to Villarreal everything he has done for me, not only now.” If I play again it will be the happiest day of my sports life; We have worked hard for it, both my family and I, “he concluded.

The return of Borja is not easy

The Celtic fan unanimously demands the return of Borja Iglesias. However, his presence in the squad that will run the next season Antonio Mohamed is not clear, despite the fact that Zaragoza has not achieved the promotion to First Division.
The striker, who has signed in the Second 22 goals this season, has one year left of contract with the club from Vigo and has a clause of 10 million euros.
We will decide the best for both parties; Borja has shown a very clear commitment to Celta and will have our maximum understanding to stay or leave ”
The choice of the player seemed clear. If the team had risen, they would pay the clause and would remain in a team in which they have been tremendously happy. The not having ascended makes that option impossible, for that reason the tears of the santiagués last Saturday on the lawn of La Romareda.
For now, must be presented on the next day 9 to begin the preseason with Celta. But before that date, his future could be solved by having offers from First Division teams such as Espanyol, Getafe or Levante, among others, and also from foreign leagues. All of them willing to bet firmly on the attacker.
Last week, President Carlos Mouriño said about the striker: “We will decide the best for both sides, Borja has shown a clear commitment to Celta and will have our best understanding to stay or leave.”
The irreproachable attitude with the blue shirt of Borja Iglesias will make this summer to decide his future and, to this day, it seems complex to go through Celta.

Athletic Herrerín, from rojiblanco in San Francisco

Athletic returns to training in less than a month and the only certainty in the rojiblanca goal is that the number 1 will go through Kepa. What happens from there is still an unknown. Herrerín has gone on vacation with a pending talk with technician and club to know what his projects are since he has offers from the League and the Premier, which he would be willing to accept if he does not find a fight of equals in Bilbao.The goalkeeper is on vacation in San Francisco with his partner and last weekend made a visit to Peña Athletic de California. He brought gifts and posed with the fans dressed in different rojiblancos motives. “I’m from Athletic to death, play where I play,” he said at the end of the League while acknowledging that he had to talk to the club to discuss his future. “I want to enjoy football with a machete and playing regularly,” he said.

Hot goal

The heater of the goal continues with Remiro. The goalkeeper who has enjoyed the promotion of the Huesca is on vacation, although his representative negotiates the conditions for a contract extension. The club considers the signature non-negotiable and then deal with its assignment. The Navarre has proposals from different First Clubs, but Athletic has not given the ok to anything.
The third party is Unai Simón, who also has his agent negotiating a contract extension. The sub21 international points to an assignment in the Second Division although everything will depend what happens with those who have ahead in the ranks.

Celta goes into the rush: limit ten days to meet the future coach

As reporteda few days ago, Celta has clear deadlines to announce the name of the coach who will occupy Balaídos’ bench next season. If nothing gets twisted, this will happen the week after the conclusion of the light championship.
Unzué, who has already said that he will not say anything about his future until the end of the championship – next Saturday, the 19th against Levante – will be when he confirms his departure, something that is well known.
In fact, the sports director, Felipe Miñambres, has been talking to different technicians in Spain and South America for two weeks. In the executive list appear names like Jorge Almirón, Coudet, Careca, Óscar García, Garitano or Pellegrini. With this last one there are some doubts about his football proposal, although he likes the character that he prints to his teams.
These names and one more will be placed on the table by Miñambres next week. The sports director will express his opinion and the decision will be taken by the president, Carlos Mouriño, and its general director, Antonio Chaves. It will then be the moment to close the agreement with the coach and communicate it to the board of directors.
The intention is to make official the name of the coach in the first days of the week after the conclusion of the league championship, approximately in ten days. Shortly after it is officially confirmed that Unzué will not fulfill his second year of contract at Celta.
The club is in a hurry to close its coach for next season. Several teams seek technician within the same profile as the vigueses and also need to continue with the preparation of a template that will have several new features next year.

Sports Miguel Otero will stand for election

Miguel Otero, former president of the Federation of Peñas del Deportivo, has submitted eleven thousand shares, just over six percent of the share capital of the entity, to force the directive of Dépor has convened a Shareholders’ Meeting and to vote on the renewal of the Board of Directors. “We are showing the popular feeling, there is a terrible malaise due to a disastrous management of the Council and we transfer that complaint institutionally,” said Otero himself, who confirmed that he will be the person who will stand for the presidency.

The actions will arrive at the club’s headquarters in the next hours from a notary in the city. For Miguel Otero, June should be the month in which the elections were held, to have time to prepare the project for the next season, in which the Galician side will compete in the Second Division. What he did not want to reveal the possible candidate to succeed Tino Fernández is who will be the people who accompany him or what are the main lines of his project. That he wants to do in a few days.

Athletic The Muniain jump

The defeat of Anoeta supposed a greater punishment for Raul Garci’a and De Marcos, who will not be able to be aligned on Saturday before the Betis by accumulation of admonitions. The fall of Raúl García leaves the lions without their top scorer. Also without the header midfielder. And the gap left by the Navarrese falls into the arms of Muniain, who has not played since the start since he recovered from the torn ligaments he suffered on September 28 in the right knee. I would start 219 days after doing it for the last time.

Ziganda has taken care of his return to the pitch – five consecutive games and never more than half an hour – and now he is shuffling a screen shot for the Navarrese imp. Especially since the departure of Aketxe to Toronto is the only specialist in the squad to play in the playmaker.

The return of Muniain is being exemplary in terms of the physical response of the player. He received medical discharge and reappeared at just six months of his injury and the return to normal dynamics has not caused any muscle injury. Warned of the need for recovery because a couple of years ago had to go through the same in the other knee, the footballer has taken the turn with less anxiety than then. He said that from the first day is handled without fear or uncertainty. His capacity for sacrifice in the long and hard training of rehabilitation have done the rest.
Setién, on the bullseye

The ownership in San Mamés is one of the small prizes that Muniain can leave the season. When it fell on September 28, few would bet that it would start any of the games of the course from the beginning.

The return to the initial formation would cross to Munian with Setién, of which it has good memory of the last time that they saw themselves in San Mamés. The Navarrese was among the elect of Valverde that on April 14, 2017 they faced Las Palmas that the Cantabrian then directed. The Lions won 5-1 and Munian made his first double in the category.

Five challenges for the final sprint of Betis

With the European classification in the pocket since last Monday, Betis faces the last three days of the championship with several goals. Some, of group, like sealing the fifth place or establishing new records for the club. Others, invidivuales, with the canary Rubén Castro as protagonist. And there are also some sentimental characters, with the last Sevillian derby of the course on the horizon …

The fifth place

Due to prestige and economic issues arising from the distribution of television rights of the centralized sale of LaLiga, Betis seeks to consolidate the fifth position in the classification it currently occupies, with five and 11 points respectively over Villarreal and Sevilla, both with a match less. The difference between the fifth and the sixth place exceeds 6 million euros in revenue.

The best Betis of the century

The Verdiblancos are one win away from equaling their best score so far this century. With 59 points they have reached the record they achieved in 2001-02, with Juande on the bench, and they are only three points out of the 62 that they added in 2004-05, led by Serra Ferrer. That year, this score allowed them to qualify for the Champions League.

A for the goal-scorer record

With 56 goals scored in the 35 league games played to date, Setién’s have already equaled the number they achieved in the 2002-03 season and are a bit short of tracing the 2012-13 record. The record so far in the 21st century, which they achieved in the 2004-05 campaign with 62 goals, is a shot of six. They need an average of

Rubén Castro, for Rincón

The circumstances of the last matches and the tough competition up front have prevented Rubén Castro from enjoying too many minutes of play. But the possibility of equaling or exceeding the record of goals of Poli Rincon, with 78 goals with Betis First, is in the mind of Setién, who seeks the ideal time for the canary to have his chance.

And of course, the derby …

After the 3-5 of the first round, the Verdiblancos seek to endorse their great course with another victory against their eternal rival in Benito Villamarín, on the penultimate day of the championship. A match in which the Nervionians could be even playing the European classification, depending on what they do this Friday against Real and on Wednesday in the game postponed against Real Madrid.two goals per match to reach it.

William Carvalho saved for the derby

All cares are few with William Carvalho and so the clinical situation of Sporting’s 26 year old is being managed with tweezers. Away from the competition since April 5, the Portuguese international must still miss the game with Portimonense on Saturday, being saved for the derby with Benfica, very important to define the final classification of the lions in the League and that takes place on day 5 of May.

Muscle injury in the left thigh has prevented William Carvalho from being the option for coach Jorge Jesus since he had to leave midway through the Madrid game with Atlético of the quarter-finals of the Europa League (0-2). From there, five games without the 14 jersey – Paços de Ferreira, Atlético de Madrid (second leg), Belenenses, FC Porto (Portuguese Cup) and Boavista – five victories but the absence of a player that is very important for the team’s maneuver.

Thursday is three weeks since the injury. The prognosis for the recovery was three to four weeks, but caution that the average is saved for the next day, such as the incarnated and that can define, at least, who has the second place of the championship and entry in the Champions League. And the millions …