Juan Carlos Mandiá

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Juan Carlos Mandiá
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Mandiá Lorenzo
Date of birth (1967-01-17) 17 January 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Alfoz, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Castilla 52 (0)
1984–1988 Real Madrid 2 (0)
1988–1989 Español 21 (0)
1989–1993 Celta 92 (3)
1993–1995 Logroñés 38 (0)
1995–1997 Toledo 67 (0)
1997–2000 Córdoba 30 (0)
Total 302 (3)
National team
1985 Spain U18 1 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Real Madrid (youth)
2002–2003 Logroñés
2003 Rayo Vallecano (assistant)
2004–2006 Hércules
2006–2007 Real Madrid B (assistant)
2007–2008 Real Madrid B
2008–2009 Hércules
2009 Racing Santander
2010–2011 Tenerife
2011–2012 Hércules
2013–2014 Alavés
2015 Sabadell

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Juan Carlos Mandiá Lorenzo (born 17 January 1967) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender, and a current manager.

Playing career

Mandiá was born in Alfoz, Province of Lugo. During his 16-year playing career he represented Real Madrid Castilla (adding two first-team appearances[1]), RCD Español, Celta de Vigo – helping to a 1992 promotion to La Liga[2]CD Logroñés, CD Toledo and Córdoba CF.

Mandiá totalled 89 top flight matches over the course of seven seasons, going scoreless in the process.

Coaching career

Mandiá started a coaching career two years after retiring, achieving promotion from the third division with Hércules CF in 2005.[3] In 2006–07's second level he served as assistant to Míchel at Real Madrid's reserves,[4] as it eventually dropped down a level.

Mandiá then took the reins of the latter squad, falling just one point short of playoff contention in the 2007–08 campaign. After a second spell at Hércules[5] he was named Racing de Santander's manager, in late June 2009.[6] After a poor start to the season, notably only one point in the first five home matches, he was sacked by the Cantabrians on 9 November.[7]

In late September 2010 Mandiá returned to active, replacing fired Gonzalo Arconada at CD Tenerife (five games, five losses).[8] On 23 January 2011, following a 1–1 home draw against UD Las Palmas, he too was sacked.[9]

In December 2013 Mandiá was appointed at second level club Deportivo Alavés, being relieved of his duties after only three months in charge.[10]



Real Madrid


  1. 1–1: Y todos contentos (1–1: Everybody happy); Mundo Deportivo, 10 September 1984 (Spanish)
  2. "Juan Carlos Mandiá" (in Spanish). Yo Jugué en el Celta. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Mandiá es el flamante entrenador del equipo (Mandiá is brand new coach); Mundo Deportivo, 8 December 2004 (Spanish)
  4. Fútbol.- El Real Madrid confirma la incorporación de Míchel como técnico del Castilla por cuatro años (Football.- Real Madrid confirms signing of Míchel as Castilla manager for four years); Lukor, 5 June 2007 (Spanish)
  5. Mandía firmará con el Hércules (Mandía to sign with Hércules); Mundo Deportivo, 23 May 2008 (Spanish)
  6. El Racing presentó a Mandiá, su nuevo entrenador (Racing presented Mandiá, new coach); Racing's official website, 1 July 2009 (Spanish)
  7. El Racing destituye a Mandiá tras el peor inicio de Liga de su historia (Racing fires Mandiá after worst league start in its history); Diario Información, 9 November 2009 (Spanish)
  8. Mandiá, nuevo entrenador del Tenerife (Mandiá, new coach of Tenerife); Sport You, 26 September 2010 (Spanish)
  9. El empate final en el derbi le cuesta el puesto a Mandiá (Final derby draw costs Mandiá his job); Marca, 23 January 2011 (Spanish)
  10. Alberto López sustituye a Juan Carlos Mandiá al frente del Deportivo Alavés (Alberto López replaces Juan Carlos Mandiá in charge of Deportivo Alavés); Alavés' official website, 24 March 2014 (Spanish)

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