Gregorio Manzano

  • Date of birth : 11/03/1956
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Gregorio Manzano

Sevilla FC
Gregorio Manzano
Sevilla coach Gregorio Manzano ©Getty Images

Gregorio Manzano

Sevilla FC

Date of birth: 11 March 1956
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: None
Coaching career: Santisteban CF, Villacarrillo CF, CD Iliturgi, CD Villanueva, Úbeda CF, Real Jaén, CD Martos, Talavera CF, CD Toledo, Real Valladolid CF, Real Racing Club, Rayo Vallecano, RCD Mallorca (twice), Club Atlético de Madrid, Málaga CF, Sevilla FC

• Unusual in coaching terms as he never had any sort of playing career, Manzano was initially a psychology and language teacher, something that would earn him the nickname 'El Profesor' in his future roles with some of the Spanish Liga's top teams.

• Prior to his breakthrough at Toledo, the Andalusian-born coach worked with a clutch of lower-league sides like Talavera, where he endured a 750km daily round trip to attend training over a period of two years.

• Following a successful stint at second division Toledo, made his debut in the Liga with Valladolid. With his reputation for helping clubs in danger steadily growing, went on to look after Racing and Rayo Vallecano, where he spoke openly about his psychological approach to coaching.

• Subsequently took the reins at Mallorca where – with the help of star forward Samuel Eto'o – he won his first major trophy, the 2002/03 Copa del Rey; Eto'o scored twice as they beat RC Recreativo de Huelva 3-0 in the final.

• Manzano returned to Mallorca for four further seasons after an unsuccessful stint at Atlético and a further campaign at Málaga; led the club to a fifth-placed finish in 2009/10 and then replaced Antonio Álvarez as coach of Sevilla.

Last updated: 14/01/11 12.17CET

Match log

General info

  • Name: Gregorio Manzano
  • Date of birth: 11/03/1956
  • Country: Spain

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Group stage)
    30/09/10: Dortmund 0-1 Sevilla

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 16/11/2011 10:55 CET