Official: Almirón will not be able to be before the Real Sociedad

The manager will have to wait until Tuesday, when the UEFA JIRA panel meets, to obtain his coaching license. Jesús Muñoz will direct.


Elche CF confirmed this Thursday that Jorge Almirón will not be able to sit on the bench, in the league debut of his team in the First Division, against Real Sociedad. It will not be until next Tuesday, a day before the match against Eibar, when the UEFA JIRA panel meets to evaluate the Argentine coach's background. At that appointment, he awaits the validation of the license that allows him to practice as a coach in the Spanish League.

Jorge Almirón already had problems, at the end of 2017 and mid-2018, when he was called by Las Palmas and Celta de Vigo. Then a five-year experience as a coach in top-flight teams was not recognized. He had five months to go, which he has now credited after working as head of Atlético Nacional de Colombia, San Lorenzo de Argentina and Al-Shabab of the United Arab Emirates.

Therefore, Almirón will not be able to be at the foot of the field at the Martínez Valero stadium on the day of this Saturday and who will lead the team will be Jesús Muñoz, former of Hercules. The option for Muñoz to be registered as first coach so that Almirón works as a coach with the second or auxiliary card is not possible. Elche hoped that this situation would be resolved, after maintaining permanent contact with the RFEF, but now it is pending the appointment of Tuesday of the UEFA JIRA panel. This is the full statement:

"Elche CF informs that today the UEFA JIRA panel has announced that the appointment for the evaluation of Jorge Almirón's background will be next Tuesday, September 29. By virtue of this, his assistant Jesús Muñoz will assume the leadership team technique in the match against Real Sociedad ".

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