New adventure for Hercules after being hit the previous season. The Alicante club is the only one in its group, the fifth in the Second RFEF, which does not have a confirmed coach for the next year. The other 17 squads already know who will be their leader from the bench. Calm or recklessness? Only time will tell.
It should not take too long to know the identity of the coach who will take over from Manolo Diaz on a bench that, in recent years, is almost synonymous with an electric chair. Last season it had three tenants: David Cubillo, the interim Alejandro Esteve and the aforementioned Díaz. In 2019/20 there were up to five (and that the league was suspended due to the pandemic): Planagumà, José Vegar (one match), Jesús Muñoz, Vicente Mir and Antonio Moreno. The Catalan coach is the only one who, in the last decade, has been able to start and finish the same campaign at the helm of the Herculaneum ship. He did it in 2018/19. Since 2012, the Rico Pérez bench has had 19 tenants: Mandiá, Quique Hernández, Jokanovic, Pacheta, Manolo Herrero, Mir (two stages), Tevenet, Luque, Siviero, Claudio Barragán, Visnjic and the seven mentioned above.
In his last public appearance, just a few days ago, From the well He claimed that he would meet “with four or five candidates” before making the final decision that, he claimed, would be exclusively his. That, and the cooling off in negotiations with Toni Freixa, made the bet of the Catalan lawyer fall. Nacho Castro signed yesterday for San Fernando.
The profile of this new coach should comply with the canons pointed out by Carmelo himself in his analysis of the future project in the press room of Rico Pérez, based on austerity and the quarry, the people from home. However, the name that has emerged with force among the candidates is that of David Albelda, who seems to be the opposite of those signs. The ex-footballer of Valencia and the Spanish team has just finished his first experience as a coach with Atzeneta, obtaining promotion to Second B a year ago, although later falling to Third RFEF.
Among Hercules’ rivals for 2021/22, in general, the commitment to continuity in their benches stands out, since most clubs continue with their coaches from last season. Not, for example, Real Murcia, the other historical “giant” of the group, who has bet on Mario Simón, a 40-year-old coach who comes from the Albacete subsidiary.
Of the rest of the coaches, Hercules will meet again with two of those who have sat on his bench during this last ominous decade: Manolo Herrero, who will coach Melilla after having been a Blue and White coach in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, and Gustavo Siviero, who achieved promotion with the Intercity (His brief stint as Herculaneum was limited to the first nine games of 2017/18).
César Ferrando, who will continue to lead the La Nucía project (ex Atlético, Albacete or Elche, among others) or Josico Moreno, also ex-franjiverde who has renewed with Socuéllamos after negotiating his incorporation to Eldense, are other prominent names that are they will measure Hercules.
Javi Pérez resigns
On the other hand, the Alicante club announced yesterday that the Sevillian side Javi perez he will not continue to wear the blue and white jersey next season.
Javi Pérez arrived at Hercules last summer, coming from the Sevilla quarry. During the course he played 16 games, 11 of them as a starter (eight complete) in which he accumulated 969 minutes. He was able to settle in the eleven due to the injury of Raúl Ruiz, although he showed a very irregular performance, especially in a bad end of the course that has led the club to dispense with his services.
The lawyer Pedro Heredia, secretary of the Social Council
Hercules announced yesterday the appointment of the Alicante lawyer Pedro Heredia as secretary of the Social Council, a recently created body to try to unite the club with the fans, very unhappy with the management of recent seasons. Heredia, co-founder of the international law firm Pellicer & Heredia, has more than 20 years of professional experience and is a perfect connoisseur of the province’s social, productive, commercial and international fabric. The entity assures that Heredia is an independent person and without any personal, family, professional or employment relationship with the club or with companies linked to the club or its owners, or directly. nor indirectly. His mandate will be for one year and for his position and dedication he will not receive any amount for any reason. Tomorrow the first meeting of the Hercules Social Council will take place, at 6.30 pm at the José Rico Pérez stadium.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.