Imanol Alguacil

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Imanol Alguacil
Imanol Alguacil 2018.jpg
Alguacil managing Real Sociedad in 2018
Personal information
Full name Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea
Date of birth (1971-07-04) 4 July 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Orio, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad (manager)
Youth career
Orioko FT
1988–1989 Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Real Sociedad B 56 (1)
1990–1998 Real Sociedad 113 (7)
1998–2000 Villarreal 29 (1)
2000–2001 Jaén 30 (0)
2001–2002 Cartagena 15 (0)
2002–2003 Burgos 20 (1)
Total 263 (10)
National team
1994–1997 Basque Country 3 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Real Sociedad (youth)
2013–2014 Real Sociedad B (assistant)
2014–2018 Real Sociedad B
2018 Real Sociedad
2018 Real Sociedad B
2018– Real Sociedad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea (born 4 July 1971), known simply as Imanol as a player, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back, and the manager of Real Sociedad.

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.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Orio, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Imanol was a Real Sociedad youth graduate. He made his senior debuts with the reserves, playing two full seasons in Segunda División B.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

Imanol then resumed his career in the third level, representing FC Cartagena and Burgos CF. He retired with the latter side in 2003, aged 32.

Coaching career[edit]

On 26 July 2011, Imanol returned to his first club Real Sociedad, being appointed manager of the youth setup.[3] On 17 June 2013 he was named Asier Santana's assistant at its reserve team,[4] and was also in charge of the main squad along with Santana in November 2014 after Jagoba Arrasate's dismissal.[5]

After the arrival of David Moyes in November 2014, Imanol was included in the first team staff,[6] but he was appointed manager of the B-side late in that month.[7] On 19 March 2018, he replaced fired Eusebio Sacristán at the helm of the main squad until the end of the season.[8]

In the 2018 summer, Imanol returned to the reserves and Asier Garitano took over the senior role,[9] 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.[10] Following a strong start to the 2019–20 campaign, he was given a one-year contract extension.[11]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 July 2020[12]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Real Sociedad B Spain 28 November 2014 19 March 2018 130 52 40 38 176 146 +30 040.00 [13]
Real Sociedad Spain 19 March 2018 24 May 2018 9 5 1 3 15 7 +8 055.56 [14]
Real Sociedad B Spain 27 May 2018 26 December 2018 18 6 5 7 23 20 +3 033.33 [15]
Real Sociedad Spain 26 December 2018 Present 65 30 15 20 106 79 +27 046.15 [16]
Total 222 93 61 68 320 252 +68 041.89

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Oviedo ganó con sufrimiento (Oviedo won suffering); Mundo Deportivo, 30 September 1990 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ La Real gana con nueve (Real win with nine); Mundo Deportivo, 21 September 1992 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Los juveniles se ponen en marcha (The juveniles get going); Real Sociedad, 26 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Comunicado oficial: Asier Santana, nuevo entrenador del Sanse (Official announcement: Asier Santana, new manager of Sanse); Real Sociedad, 17 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ El staff técnico de David Moyes (David Moyes' technical staff); Real Sociedad, 13 November 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ First team's technical staff; Real Sociedad, 19 March 2018
  9. ^ "Real hire Asier Garitano". Real Sociedad. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Real Sociedad fires coach Garitano and appoints Alguacil". Associated Press. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Official: Real Sociedad renew Imanol Alguacil's contract to 2021". Marca. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  12. ^ Imanol Alguacil coach profile at Soccerway
  13. ^ "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2014–15". BDFutbol. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
    "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2015–16". BDFutbol. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
    "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2016–17". BDFutbol. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
    "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2017–18". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2017–18". BDFutbol. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2018–19". BDFutbol. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2018–19". BDFutbol. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
    "Imanol: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea: Matches 2019–20". BDFutbol. Retrieved 23 August 2019.

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