Date of birth: 23 March 1963
Playing career: Real Madrid CF, Atlético Celaya
Coaching career: Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Real Madrid Castilla, Getafe CF, Sevilla FC, Olympiacos FC
• Joined Real Madrid aged 13, rising through the club's ranks before winning the second division championship with 'B' side Real Madrid Castilla. Subsequently stepped up to the first team and would later become one of five key home-grown players known as La Quinta del Buitre, or The Vulture (Emilio Butragueño) and Co.
• The right-sided midfielder played in 559 official games for the capital outfit with whom he won – among other titles – six Ligas and back-to-back UEFA Cups (1985, 1986). Míchel also represented Spain at youth, Under-21 and senior level, scoring 21 goals in 66 appearances for La Roja between 1985 and 1992.
• Led Rayo Vallecano to fifth place in the Spanish third tier in his first stint as coach in 2005. Subsequently headed back to Madrid to take charge of Castilla, but it was at Getafe where his reputation as a tactician grew, helping the club to avoid relegation on the last day of the 2009/10 campaign.
• Enjoyed a brief stint at Sevilla before deciding to pursue a career outside Spain. In February 2013, he was appointed by Olympiacos, taking over from UEFA EURO 2004-winning goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, who had stepped in as interim coach a month earlier when the Piraeus club fired Leonardo Jardim.
• Shortly after his appointment, Olympiacos failed to make it past the UEFA Europa League round of 32, succumbing to Levante UD. They were well on their way to their 40th league title, though, the first of Míchel's coaching career, while they also secured the domestic double by beating Asteras Tripolis FC in the Greek Cup final. Another league title, the club's fourth in succession, followed in 2013/14.
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