Great surprise at Atlético upon arrival in Almería, where tomorrow Barça will be measured in the semifinal (7:00 p.m., Teledeporte) of the Spanish Super Cup in the Andalusian city. The rojiblanco club announced the return of José Luis Sánchez Vera to the bench, in which he relieves Dani González one day from the Classic against his great historical rival. As AS has learned, Sánchez Vera has traveled to Almería, but in principle he has no intention of sitting on the bench.
The coach, league champion of the 2018/19 season, returns to take the reins of a team who failed to get up on the right track after leaving the dressing room at the beginning of last season. It should be remembered that the last Barça-Atlético Classic with Sánchez Vera on the bench ended with a 6-1 on the scoreboard. And that Dani González also made his debut at the head of the women’s team in a duel against the Catalans (0-0).
“With him as coach, our team achieved a record league, in which we achieved 28 wins and two losses in the entire championship, in addition to taking the team to the round of 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the second time in our history by eliminating Manchester City “, the Madrid entity highlighted in its statement. Sánchez Vera left the position of coach for personal reasons in October 2019 , although he remained linked to the rojiblanco club.
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After signing his contract, as a coach he visited the club’s website and was very excited about his return to the women’s team, which has received him with open arms: “I can say little about what it means to work for this club and this team again. We have many challenges and goals to work towards together and I will, as always, put all my effort, dedication and passion to achieve them. I hope to see all of the Atléticos soon. “
For his part, Dani González, who has led the team since January 2020, will continue to be linked to the club. The Madrid coach qualified the team last season to play a new edition of the Champions League. In this season, the coach has not been able to find a positive continuity of the team in the league so far, where right now they are outside the Champions zone in the table.
Right now, Atlético is fifth in the Primera Iberdrola classification with a balance of eight victories, four draws and two defeats. The rojiblancas, who have a game postponed due to the storm and are three points away from the European zone, are also still alive in the Champions League, after getting a pass to the second round by eliminating the Swiss Servette by a 9-2 aggregate.