|Full name||Manuel Herrero Galaso|
|Date of birth||28 June 1970|
|Place of birth||Andújar, Spain|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|1995||→ Córdoba (loan)||21||(6)|
|2006–2009||Jaén B (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Andújar, Jaén, Andalusia, Herrero made his senior debuts with local amateurs CD Illiturgi CF before joining Real Jaén in 1991. He left the club three years later and moved straight to La Liga with Real Valladolid, but totalled only 239 minutes of action in his first and only season, also being loaned to Córdoba CF during his tenure.
In the following years Herrero competed solely in Segunda División B, representing Jaén, Málaga CF, Granada CF and Gimnàstic de Tarragona. With the latter he achieved promotion in 2001, but was relegated back in the following year.
Herrero returned to Jaén for the second time in the 2003 summer, retiring at the end of the 2005–06 campaign after a further three years in the third level, aged 36. He totalled 272 matches for his main club over the course of seven seasons, 253 in the league, 16 in the Copa del Rey and three in the Copa Federación de España, scoring 40 goals all competitions comprised.
After hanging up his boots Herrero was an assistant manager of Real Jaén B, being promoted to manager in 2009 summer with the team in the regional championships. At the end of the season he left the reserves, being appointed at the main squad.
In February 2011, after working with the club as a match delegate, Herrero obtained a professional license, being named Jaén's manager after replacing fired José Miguel Campos. In 2012–13 he led the team to the first place in the regular season, and the subsequent playoff promotion which meant a return to Segunda División after an 11-year absence.
- Manolo Herrero, icono de la historia blanca (Manolo Herrero, icon of blancos history); Jaén en Juego, 3 October 2013 (Spanish)
- Manuel Herrero se sentará en el banquillo del Real Jaén tras recibir la licencia (Manuel Herrero will sit on the bench after receiving the license); Andalucía Deportes, 25 February 2011 (Spanish)
- Manuel Herrero renueva con el Jaén en su regreso a Segunda (Manuel Herrero renews with Jaén in its return to Segunda); Diario AS, 4 July 2013 (Spanish)
- Manolo Herrero sustituye a Pacheta en el Hércules (Manolo Herrero replaces Pacheta in Hércules); Marca, 26 January 2015 (Spanish)
- El Hércules destituye a su técnico, Manolo Herrero (Hércules fires its manager, Manolo Herrero); Marca, 17 January 2016 (Spanish)