Manolo Herrero

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Manolo Herrero
Personal information
Full name Manuel Herrero Galaso
Date of birth (1970-06-28) 28 June 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Andújar, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Illiturgi
1991–1994 Jaén 111 (22)
1994–1995 Valladolid 5 (0)
1995 Córdoba (loan) 21 (6)
1995–1996 Jaén 43 (6)
1996–1998 Málaga 64 (10)
1998–2000 Granada 32 (1)
2000–2003 Gimnàstic 115 (12)
2003–2006 Jaén 101 (8)
Total 492 (65)
Teams managed
2006–2009 Jaén B (assistant)
2009–2010 Jaén B
2011–2014 Jaén
2015–2016 Hércules

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

† Appearances (goals)

Manuel 'Manolo' Herrero Galaso (born 28 June 1970) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current coach.

Playing career

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.[1]

Manager career

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.[2] 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.

On 4 July 2013, Herrero signed a new contract with the Whites.[3] He was sacked on 6 April of the following year, with his side being eventually relegated.

On 26 January 2015 Herrero signed with Hércules CF in the third tier, replacing fired Pacheta.[4] He was dismissed roughly one year later, following a 0–2 home loss to CD Alcoyano.[5]


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