Juanma Lillo, the eternal promise of Spanish coaches

Juanma Lillo, the eternal promise of Spanish coaches
Lillo already addressed Millos, returns to Colombia to lead Atletico Nacional. Photo: futbolete.com

Juanma Lillo will train in Colombian football which will direct the destinies of a champion of the Copa Libertadores Atletico Nacional. The Tolosa, He returns to the Colombian bench where already directed between 2013 Y 2014 another big Colombian football as Millonarios. In the South American country are rubbing their hands before the arrival of Spanish coach, who always it sold as one of the best in Spain. The truth, It is that your resume shows a less splendid balance. Lillo reaches purslane after second stage as Sampaoli in Seville.

Lillo started very early in the world of the dugout. born 3 November 1965, with 30 years, He got his biggest hit was on a bench, double rise of category Salamanca from Second Division B to the top flight. Thanks to the prestige acquired in Salamanca, It was signed by Real Oviedo where he debuted in first and was stopped for the first time. He went through the Tenerife where in his second season was also stopped. After almost two years without training, at 2000 It was signed by Real Zaragoza, which eventually also throwing for their poor performance. It was the third team in which he was after his departure from Salamanca and three, they had cast. His prestige was gradually running out.

Lillo amounted to Salamanca Second B to First.
Lillo amounted to Salamanca Second B to First.

It took three more years until he picked up the reins of another computer, this time Second Division. He took the reins of a debutante Ciudad de Murcia that finished stopping the technician. Lillo continued accumulating redundancies, four in his last four teams. His next step was Terrasa, Second also at that time, where he eventually resigned almost dropped the team, ahead of him thrown. Its credibility on a bench at the time was resentful. It was to prove fortune to Mexico, where he joined the Dorados de Sinaloa. There, he signed a Pep Guardiola as a player whose career was almost finished and still had not become successful coach who would become.

Lillo went to Guardiola in Mexico.
Lillo went to Guardiola in Mexico. Photo: archive

With controversy and a very murky way, his team finished down.  It took two years to re-sign with a team and made by the Royal Society at that time, He militated in Second Division. Here there was an unusual event in his career since 1995, It was not ceased even in his second season, It was not renewed. At least he not accumulated a decline. Then he went through the Almería, and in First Division where he also was ceased for an 20 November 2010.  Millonarios subsequent tour which did not succeed as second Sampaoli, it has remained in the elite recent years.

How Juanma Lillo as coach? Defender of the beautiful game, Football game model positional attack, He came to be in the pools of Barcelona (or that someone wanted to sell) to be the coach of the Catalans. Viewing your history, riddled with failures, decreases, separations and absent from titles, The matter seemed the less a joke. A master of rhetoric.

Seen as the eternal promise of the Spanish bench since with 30 years burst as a young and innovative technical, Lillo, he launches into his second adventure in Colombian football where the press of that country came to qualify in his first stint as “one of the best tactical strategists Spanish football” O “mentor and teacher Pep Guardiola”. After accumulating so many failures, They continue considering him as a good coach in some places, not in Spain, where it seems that their credit ran out long ago. Hopefully by Colombia doing better than before. Good luck and see if someday we see that Lillo who always stays in innuendo.

Juanma Lillo has failed to meet the expectations raised in his debut for almost 20 years.
Juanma Lillo has failed to meet the expectations raised in his debut for almost 20 years.

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