Date of birth: 22 April 1978
Playing career: SD Eibar B, SD Lemona, SD Beasain, CD Elgoibar, Club Portugalete, SD Amorebieta
Coaching career: Berriatuko FT, CD Elgoibar, Real Sociedad de Fútbol (academy and assistant coach)
• A former striker, Arrasate enjoyed a modest playing career which began in Real Sociedad's youth academy.
• Having failed to progress to the Txuri-urdin's senior side, Arrasate moved to Eibar and spent four seasons with their B team, where he won promotion to the Spanish third tier. Spells at lower-league outfits Lemona, Beasain and Elgoibar followed before he hung up his boots in 2007, shortly before his 30th birthday.
• Arrasate started coaching at regional Basque club Berriatuko before a switch to Spanish fourth tier side Elgoibar. Here his reputation soared as he took them to the brink of promotion on two occasions.
• Rejoined La Real in 2010 and began looking after the club's youth teams before advancing to Philippe Montanier's senior coaching staff. He helped the San Sebastian outfit finish fourth in the 2012/13 Liga, ensuring qualification for the UEFA Champions League play-offs.
• Montanier's subsequent rejection of a new contract led to the appointment of Arrasate. One of the 35-year-old's first acts was to guide his new charges into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in a decade – thanks to a comfortable aggregate victory over Olympique Lyonnais.
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