Manolo Sánchez Murias

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Manolo Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Manuel Sánchez Murias
Date of birth (1976-11-27) 27 November 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
SD Llano 2000
Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Sporting B 44 (3)
1995–1996 Gijón Industrial (loan)
1998–2000 Sporting Gijón 57 (4)
2000–2005 Celta 20 (1)
2001 Osasuna (loan) 3 (0)
2002 Córdoba (loan) 10 (0)
2002–2003 Numancia (loan) 15 (0)
2004 Tenerife (loan) 14 (0)
2005–2008 Racing Ferrol 66 (2)
Total 229 (10)
Teams managed
2009 Racing Ferrol
2011–2012 Sporting B
2012 Sporting Gijón

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

† Appearances (goals)

Manuel 'Manolo' Sánchez Murias (born 27 November 1976) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left winger, and a current manager.

Playing career

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[1]) 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.

Coaching career

Immediately after retiring, Sánchez began his manager career, starting with his last club as a player, in division three.[2] He was fired from his position on 24 February 2009.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] On 17 September of the following year he returned to the club, being appointed director of the football academy at Mareo.[6]


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