Ismael Díaz (football manager)

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Ismael Díaz
Personal information
Full name Ismael Jesús Díaz Galán
Date of birth (1965-10-02) 2 October 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Avilés, Spain
Teams managed
Years Team
1995–1996 Ribadesella
1996–1997 Sporting Gijón B
1997–1998 Málaga
1998 Cádiz
2000 Farense
2000 Granada
2002 Huesca
2002–2004 Cacereño
2004–2005 Palencia
2007 Oviedo
2010–2011 Ribadesella
2015 Avilés

Ismael Jesús Díaz Galán (born 2 October 1965), commonly known as Ismael Díaz, is a Spanish professional manager. He has spent most of his career in Spain managing lower and higher division clubs, such as Ribadesella CF, Sporting de Gijón B, Málaga CF, Cádiz CF, Granada CF, SD Huesca, CP Cacereño, CF Palencia and Real Oviedo; he also spent one season with Portuguese side S.C. Farense.

Later during his managerial career, Díaz also worked as an assistant to José Pérez Serer at FC Kairat of Kazakhstan.

Managerial career

Díaz started his career at Spanish fourth tier club Ribadesella CF for a season, before moving to Sporting de Gijón's reserve team. In 1997, Díaz signed with Málaga CF, who at that time competed in the third division, Segunda División B. He guided the club to promotion to Segunda División after finishing the season as champions.

In summer 1998, Díaz joined Cádiz CF. His debut match was a 2–0 away win over Isla Cristina CD on 30 August 1998. However, despite this, he was sacked after only six games, having achieved two wins, one draw and three defeats – Díaz's other victory was a 2–1 away win over Granada CF in the return leg of the first round of the Copa del Rey.

After being absent from any managerial roles for approximately two years, Díaz moved to Portugal in 2000 to the newly promoted Primeira Liga side S.C. Farense. He managed to keep the club in the top division after defeating C.F. Os Belenenses at home with 2–1 on the final matchday to end in fourteenth place.

Later the same year in July, Díaz was appointed as the new manager of Granada CF.[1] In 2002, Díaz was appointed as the new manager of SD Huesca. His first game was on 6 January 2002 against UE Figueres in the league which saw Huesca being defeated 1–2.[2]

He then took over Cacereño, managing them for two seasons, before accepting the managerial role at CF Palencia in 2004. On 2 April 2007, Díaz was appointed as the new Real Oviedo manager.[3] In July 2010, he returned to Ribadesella.[4] On 6 June 2012, Díaz was announced as the assistant manager of FC Kairat of Kazakhstan under José Pérez Serer.[5]

In March 2015, he was unveiled as the new manager of Real Avilés.[6] He was fired after than four games in charge.

Honours

Málaga CF

References

  1. Rodríguez, Antonio (26 July 2000). "Comienza la pretemporada del Granada" (PDF). ABC (in Spanish). p. 16. Retrieved 16 February 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "El Huesca mejora en su juego, aunque vuelve a caer derrotado". El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). 7 January 2002. Retrieved 16 February 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "El ex entrenador morado Ismael Díaz es el nuevo técnico del Real Oviedo". El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). 3 April 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Ismael Díaz se convierte en el nuevo gerente del Ribadesella, equipo de Tercera". Ideal (in Spanish). 5 July 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. ""Қайратты" енді Пепе жаттықтырады". Baq (in Kazakh). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Ismael Díaz Galán releva a Uribe en el Avilés". La Nueva España (in Spanish). 10 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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