Manolo Sánchez Murias
|Full name||Manuel Sánchez Murias|
|Date of birth||27 November 1976|
|Place of birth||Gijón, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|SD Llano 2000|
|1995–1996||→ Gijón Industrial (loan)|
|2001||→ Osasuna (loan)||3||(0)|
|2002||→ Córdoba (loan)||10||(0)|
|2002–2003||→ Numancia (loan)||15||(0)|
|2004||→ Tenerife (loan)||14||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Gijón, Sánchez played three years with local Sporting de Gijón's first team, his La Liga output consisting of 19 games – no goals – in the 1997–98 season, which ended in relegation with an all-low 13 points. In the 2000 summer he moved to Celta de Vigo, appearing in seven more matches in the top flight (scoring against CA Osasuna in a 2–0 away win on 10 September 2000) and being loaned several times for the duration of his contract, mostly to second division sides.
In 2005–06 campaign, Sánchez joined Racing de Ferrol also in the second level, going on to experience two relegations and one promotion with the Galicians. He retired in June 2008 at nearly 32 years of age.
After two years working with Sporting's youth academy, Sánchez was appointed B-team coach by the Asturians. However, after the end of the 2011–12 season, which ended in top level relegation, main squad boss Javier Clemente was dismissed and he was appointed his successor.
On 18 October 2012, after collecting five losses and only two wins in the league's first nine rounds, and immediately after disposing of CD Mirandés in that year's Copa del Rey (2–1 home triumph), Sánchez was fired by Sporting. On 17 September of the following year he returned to the club, being appointed director of the football academy at Mareo.
- El Celta impone su ley ante un flojo Osasuna (Celta lays down the law against a weak Osasuna); Mundo Deportivo, 11 September 2000 (Spanish)
- El ex rojiblanco Manolo entrenará al Ferrol (Former rojiblanco Manolo to coach Ferrol); La Nueva España, 9 July 2008 (Spanish)
- El Racing destituye a Manolo Sánchez (Racing fires Manolo Sánchez); La Voz de Galicia, 24 February 2009 (Spanish)
- Javier Clemente concluye su relación con el Sporting; le sustituye Manolo Sánchez (Javier Clemente concludes relationship with Sporting; Manolo Sánchez replaces him); Sporting's official website, 17 May 2012 (Spanish)
- Manolo, destituido como entrenador del Sporting (Manolo, fired as Sporting coach); Sporting's official website, 18 October 2012 (Spanish)
- Manuel Sánchez Murias, nuevo director del fútbol base del Sporting (Manuel Sánchez Murias, new director of Sporting's football academy); Sporting's official website, 17 September 2013 (Spanish)