This is how the First benches remain: conservatives, laureates and Spain brand

All teams have already confirmed who will be the coach leading the project for next season. Few changes, few men from the house and few foreigners.


All the Primera teams have already confirmed who will be in charge of captaining the project for the new season from their bench. The last was Rayo, who renewed Iraola after getting the promotion of the Vallecano team at the end of last month. In general, all clubs have been conservative, somewhat less common in previous summers. Possibly it is a consequence of the economic crisis of the COVID, that makes look twice the expenses, including the severance payments. Something that, for example, was taken into account with Koeman.

Continuing projects. The vast majority of the teams that served in the First Division last season will start the campaign with the same coaches who finished it. Even in the case of Koeman at Barcelona, who seemed with a foot and a half outside the Camp Nou in May. They will also continue Simeone (Atlético), Lopetegui (Sevilla), Imanol Alguacil (Real Sociedad), Pellegrini (Betis), Emery (Villarreal), Coudet (Celta), Marcelino (Athletic), Arrasate (Osasuna), Álvaro Cervera (Cádiz), Paco López (Levante), Calleja (Alavés), Fran Escribá (Elche) and the three who managed to rise from Second: Vicente Moreno (Espanyol), Luis García (Mallorca) and Iraola (Rayo) .

New tenants. Only four teams will have a different coach than last season. This is the case of Real Madrid, which after the departure of Zidane have decided to recover Ancelotti, who already led the Whites from 2013 to 2015. Getafe also recovers one of their previous coaches, it is Míchel, who already managed the azulón team from 2009 to 2011. Bordalás, who left Getafe, starts a new adventure in Mestalla. And the latest news is that of Robert Moreno, who assumes the Granada bench after the goodbye of Diego Martínez.

The youngest and the oldest. The newly renovated Iraola is the youngest coach in the category at 39 years old. While Pellegrini is the oldest. He is 67 years old, five years older than Ancelotti.

The most durable. Simeone, who has renewed with the rojiblanco team until 2024, is the current Primera coach who has been in charge for the longest time. He has accumulated 10 seasons at the helm of Atlético (9 and a half years without interruption). The record for seasons (25) and matches (757) in the highest category is held by Luis Aragonés. The Argentine is very far from these figures, although he is closer to Pellegrini (370 games in the First Division compared to 364 for Cholo) .

Spanish accent. The predominance of Spaniards (15) is maintained, compared to foreigners (5). Being the majority of foreigners from South America (the Argentines Simeone and Coudet and the Chilean Pellegrini) than Europeans (the Italian Ancelotti and the Dutch Koeman) .

Men of the house. Up to four LaLiga teams have entrusted their bench to their former players. This is how Atlético do it with Simeone, Barça with Koeman, Real with Alguacil and Levante with Paco López.

76 titles. That is the number of titles that the 20 technicians add up during their career. Only Robert Moreno, Arrasate, Cervera, Bordalás, Paco López, Calleja, Escribá and Luis García have their track record as empty coaches. The one who has won the most from the benches has been Ancelotti (20 winches), followed by Pellegrini (12) and Emery (12). Near the podium are Simeone (10), Koeman (9), Míchel (3), Lopetegui (3), Marcelino (2), Vicente Moreno (2) Imanol (1) and Andoni Iraola (1) .

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