Ten years after the loss of Manolo Preciado

Ten years after the loss of Manolo Preciado
Manolo Preciado the day Levante was promoted to First Division after 41 years. The mustache was an idol in Levante, in Sporting and Racing. a very big guy. PHOTO: Twitter @LevanteUD

Manolo Preciado died 6 June 2012. today it's just 10 years that one of the most charismatic coaches left us, plain and authentic that were in this increasingly unromantic world of football. Normally when misfortune strikes someone from this world it usually impacts but in this particular case, because it is who is, did it hurt, because in the world of football there are few, very few as was the.

Manolo Preciado left a mark wherever he went

Manolo Preciado was an uncle of foot, honored, near, honest and would not shut up I thought. He was able to stop him a whole Mourinho, to the extent that it, ended up almost admiring the good Manolo. The same thing he did in his Racing de Santander, where he was player. There. faced a character like Dimitri Piterman. He wanted a puppet and Manolo Preciado had it hard. He changed money for dignity, something difficult in the football world and human beings in general.

He began his coaching career at Gimnastica Torrelavega very fleetingly passed by the Murcia but where most remembered is in two places apart from Santander: Gijon and Valencia. In this last city the brave Cantabrian coach had found his second home after passing through Levante. At home he owned, in a beach area near the town it was where he left this world. There he was preparing to be presented the next day by the Villarreal, club that had signed the same day.

Manolo Preciado forged his legend above all at Levante and Sporting de Gijón, in 2004 and in 2008. Levante promoted him after 41 years. In the "granota" house he was already a hero, that day 6 June 2012, it became a myth. In Gijón he promoted the team to the highest category. Then I had with miracle included for two seasons until he was fired unjustly. In Asturian lands and with all deserved Manolo Preciado is a legend. So much so that it even has a statue.

Preciado historically promoted Levante and Sporting.
Preciado historically promoted Levante and Sporting.

He didn't need to train a 'big’ to leave your mark

He did not practice any of those who call big, but never made it takes to earn the respect and affection of the entire football world, because he was already big enough, authentic, a fighter despite everything. The poor man was haunted by fate in less than a decade. A few years ago his wife died, after one of his two sons lost his life in an accident and his father also died fatally in an accident. That night five years ago, the black legend took him ahead. Damned and unfair life. mythical, remembered and marked as a lesson in life was his most famous phrase.


"Life has hit me hard. I could have made it vulnerable and finish hitting a shot, or you could look up and grow. I chose the second option ". Manolo Preciado (1957-2012)

We do not know what is behind, what happens when we leave this world, if there is a better life or nothing at all, but sure, if there's anything, if there is a parallel to this world and no football, Manolo is already preparing a seasoned team, with personality, As the. A man who never needed a title to be admired. Manolo Preciado always eternal, always great.

Manolo Preciado has his statue in Gijon.
Manolo Preciado has his statue in Gijon. PHOTO: Twitter


Worth seeing some of the documentaries that Manolo dedicated to good, Here we remind some

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol


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