Two Veteran Coaches from Spain Join Korea NT
Date : 2017.11.04
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Coaches Jose Antonio Grande Cereijo (70) and Javier Minano (50), who were both part of the Spanish National Football Team that won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 UEFA European Championship with Real Madrid, will join the Korean Men’s National Team.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) reached an agreement with the two Spanish coaches on Thursday, and they will be assistants to national team head coach Shin Tae-yong at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The two Spanish coaches will arrive in South Korea on November 3rd at 5pm through Incheon International Airport. They will be joining the national training session on November 6th.
From 1996 to 2007, Grande (70) was a first-team assistant for Real Madrid. He also worked with big-name coaches like Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink, John Toshack, and Vicente Del Bosque Gonzalez and won three UEFA Champions League titles.
From 2008 until last year, he mainly worked as head coach for Spain’s National Football Team led by Vicente Del Bosque, which won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 UEFA European Championship.
Minano (50) started his coaching career with Atletico Madrid in 1989 working as a fitness coach. He also worked with Grande (70). Both coaches were part of Real Madrid and the Spainish national football team.
Head Coach Shin also expressed expectation that the“joining of two experienced foreign coaches such as World Cup, UEFA EURO, UEFA Champions League will be a great help to the national team.”
###Antonio Grande’s Career ###
Name : Jose Antonio Grande Cereijo
DOB : 17 September 1947
Place of Birth : Valencia, Spain
1963 - 1967 : Youth Real Madrid
1967 - 1974 : Real Madrid
(1967 ? 1968 : Rayo Vallecano (loan), 1973 - 1974 : Racing Santander (loan))
1974 - 1977 : Granada CF
1977 - 1978 : Palencia CF
* 1968 ? Participated in the Mexico City Olympics, 1969 - 1970 : Spain U23
1989 - 1993 : Real Madrid C
1995 - 1996 : Real Madrid B
1996 - 2003 : Real Madrid (Head Coaches : Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink and John Toshack, Vicente Del Bosque Gonzalez)
2004 - 2005 : Assistant Coach for Besiktas (Turkey) (Head Coach-Vicente Del Bosque Gonzalez)
2006 - 2007 : Assistant Coach for Real Madrid (Head Coach-Vicente Del Bosque Gonzalez)
2008 - 2016 : Assistant Coach for the Spain National Team (Head Coach-Vicente Del Bosque Gonzalez)
###Javier Minano’s Career ###
Name : Francisco Javier Minano Espin
DOB : 14 October 1967
Place of Birth : Madrid, Spain
1989 - 1992 : Atletico Madrid (Assistant)
1992 - 2003 : Real Madrid (Assistant)
2004 - 2005 : Besiktas (Turkey) (Assistant)
2008 - 2016 : Spain National Football Team(Assistant)
Master’s Degree of Sports Physiology from Madrid Polytechnic University and Professor of Soccer Studies,
UEFA Grade P Director and FIFA Instructor
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