Alguacil managing Real Sociedad in 2018
|Full name||Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea|
|Date of birth||4 July 1971|
|Place of birth||Orio, Spain|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Right back|
|Real Sociedad (manager)|
|1989–1991||Real Sociedad B||56||(1)|
|2011–2013||Real Sociedad (youth)|
|2013–2014||Real Sociedad B (assistant)|
|2014–2018||Real Sociedad B|
|2018||Real Sociedad B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He appeared in 121 matches in La Liga during nine seasons (eight goals scored), representing Real Sociedad and Villarreal. In 2014 he started working as a manager, with a four-year spell with Real Sociedad B followed by a short stint with the club's senior team in spring 2018, a role he was asked to take on again in the winter of the same year.
On 29 September 1990, Imanol made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–2 away loss against Real Oviedo. He was definitely promoted to the main squad in summer 1991, and went on to appear regularly in the following campaigns.
Imanol scored his first professional goal on 20 September 1992, netting his side's first in a 2–1 away win over Albacete Balompié. He featured rarely during the final years of his stint at the Anoeta Stadium as he dealt with several injury problems, leaving the club in 1998 after playing only four matches during the season.
Subsequently, Imanol joined Villarreal CF also in the top division, appearing sparingly and suffering team relegation. After returning to the top tier in 2000 he was released, and moved to Segunda División's Real Jaén.
On 26 July 2011, Imanol returned to his first club Real Sociedad, being appointed manager of the youth setup. On 17 June 2013 he was named Asier Santana's assistant at its reserve team, and was also in charge of the main squad along with Santana in November 2014 after Jagoba Arrasate's dismissal.
After the arrival of David Moyes in November 2014, Imanol was included in the first team staff, but he was appointed manager of the B-side late in that month. On 19 March 2018, he replaced fired Eusebio Sacristán at the helm of the main squad until the end of the season.
In the 2018 summer, Imanol returned to the reserves and Asier Garitano took over the senior role, but in December of the same year the latter was dismissed following a poor sequence of results and the former again became the first team coach. Following a strong start to the 2019–20 campaign, he was given a one-year contract extension.
- As of match played 10 July 2020
|Real Sociedad B||28 November 2014||19 March 2018||130||52||40||38||176||146||+30||40.00|||
|Real Sociedad||19 March 2018||24 May 2018||9||5||1||3||15||7||+8||55.56|||
|Real Sociedad B||27 May 2018||26 December 2018||18||6||5||7||23||20||+3||33.33|||
|Real Sociedad||26 December 2018||Present||65||30||15||20||106||79||+27||46.15|||
- El Oviedo ganó con sufrimiento (Oviedo won suffering); Mundo Deportivo, 30 September 1990 (in Spanish)
- La Real gana con nueve (Real win with nine); Mundo Deportivo, 21 September 1992 (in Spanish)
- Los juveniles se ponen en marcha (The juveniles get going); Real Sociedad, 26 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- Comunicado oficial: Asier Santana, nuevo entrenador del Sanse (Official announcement: Asier Santana, new manager of Sanse); Real Sociedad, 17 June 2013 (in Spanish)
- Asier Santana e Imanol Alguacil dirigirán al equipo el domingo en Anoeta (Asier Santana and Imanol Alguacil will manage the team on Sunday at Anoeta); Real Sociedad, 5 November 2014 (in Spanish)
- El staff técnico de David Moyes (David Moyes' technical staff); Real Sociedad, 13 November 2014 (in Spanish)
- Billy McKinlay se incorpora al staff técnico del primer equipo (Billy McKinlay joins the first team technical staff); Real Sociedad, 28 November 2014 (in Spanish)
- First team's technical staff; Real Sociedad, 19 March 2018
- "Real hire Asier Garitano". Real Sociedad. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
- "Real Sociedad fires coach Garitano and appoints Alguacil". Associated Press. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
- "Official: Real Sociedad renew Imanol Alguacil's contract to 2021". Marca. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
- Imanol Alguacil coach profile at Soccerway
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