MADRID - Atletico Madrid have appointed
Gregorio Manzano as coach for the 2011/12 season, the Spanish
club said on Wednesday.
The 55-year-old returns for his second spell at the Calderon
having guided the team to seventh in the 2003/04 campaign.
Atletico, the 2010 Europa Cup winners, parted company with
Quique Sanchez Flores last month after finishing seventh in La
Liga to enter the qualifying stages for the same competition.
Manzano is one of La Liga's most experienced coaches having
worked with a number of top-flight clubs over the last decade
and led Real Mallorca to their only major trophy triumph in the
2003 King's Cup Final.
He is unusual in that he was never a professional player and
has a degree in psychology, which has earned him the nickname
Manzano took over at Sevilla during last season and steered
them to a fifth-placed finish and into the Europa League.
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