Luis Garcia, new coach of Cesar Montes at Espanyol
Jordi Blanco, Barcelona CorrespondentReading: two minutes.
Luis Garcia, a player for Espanyol between 2005 and 2011 and leading Internacional Madrid this season, is the new coach of the blue and white team, who decided on Monday to sack Diego Martinez after Saturday’s defeat against Girona.
The new Parrot coach will be presented this Tuesday and will sign a contract for the remainder of the season and beyond, with the primary aim of avoiding the relegation that is increasingly feared around the club where Mexican central defender Cesar Montes plays, one of the players. Football players, they play. The most exalted in the team and on whom hopes of preserving this class are based.
Barely a week later, after the defeat against Celta, the Espanyol board confirmed Martínez in his position, which he suffered in Montilivi, fourth in a row in LaLiga, judging a coach who left the club with a record of six wins, nine draws and 12 defeats, with the same 27 points as Almería and approaching relegation to the second division.
After its last promotion, in 2021, the Parrot team already suffered a very turbulent 2021-22 season, which led to the dismissal of Vicente Moreno, two days after its end (once salvation was confirmed). Diego Martinez has been selected to lead Espanyol this season, with reinforcements from Joselo, Braithwaite, Edu Exposito or Brian Olivan aiming to fight for a place in Europe, just as he achieved during his time in charge of Granada.
But the situation was never perfect, finishing the first round with just one point of touchdown and with the rush signings of Cesar Montes and Pacheco to reappear… nothing happened. In the past eight days, the blue and white have only added seven points out of a possible 24, resulting in a coach’s penalty and the desperate reach of Luis Garcia.