Alfredo Merino Tamayo
|Full name||Alfredo Merino Tamayo|
|Date of birth||13 May 1969|
|Place of birth||Palencia, Spain|
|–1993||Venta de Baños|
|1997–2001||Castile and León|
|2001–2002||Spain U21 (assistant)|
|2006–2007||Atlético Madrid B|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.† Appearances (goals)
Born in Palencia, Castile and León, Merino retired from professional football aged only 24 due to injuries, and began his managerial career with CD Becerril in the regional leagues. After a short stint with CF Palencia in Segunda División B, he was appointed manager of the Castile-León Football Federation, and was also Iñaki Sáenz's assistant at Spain under-21.
After another spell at Palencia Merino was appointed Real Valladolid B manager in the 2005 summer. On 20 February 2006 he was appointed at the helm of the main squad, replacing fired Marcos Alonso.
Merino was named Atlético Madrid B manager on 23 January 2007, taking the club out of the relegation zones. He subsequently returned to Valladolid and its reserve team, finishing 14th in his only season in charge.
On 15 July 2009 Merino was appointed at the helm of CD Tenerife B. On 20 September of the following year, after Gonzalo Arconada's dimissal, he was named interim manager of the first team, staying in charge for one match before the arrival of Juan Carlos Mandiá.
- "Alfredo me dijo que era el tren de su vida; suerte" ("Alfredo said to me that it was his lifestyle; luck"); El Mundo Deportivo, 26 January 2007 (Spanish)
- Alfredo Merino, nuevo entrenador del Valladolid (Alfredo Merino, new manager of Valladolid); El Mundo, 20 February 2006 (Spanish)
- Alfredo Merino, nuevo técnico del Atlético B (Alfredo Merino, new manager of Atlético B); Marca, 23 January 2007 (Spanish)
- Alfredo Merino, nuevo entrenador del CD Tenerife "B" (Alfredo Merino, new manager of CD Tenerife "B"); JoinFutbol, 15 July 2009 (Spanish)
- El CD Tenerife cesa a Gonzalo Arconada como entrenador del primer equipo (CD Tenerife sacks Gonzalo Arconada as the first team manager); Tenerife's official website, 20 September 2010 (Spanish)
- Mandiá, nuevo entrenador del Tenerife (Mandiá, new manager of Tenerife); Sport You, 26 September 2010 (Spanish)