Real Madrid legend Guti takes over as UD Almeria manager

WELCOME! The Almeria city side welcomes Spanish football star Guti as the new club manager. CREDIT: UD Almeria Twitter @U_D_Almeria

FORMER Real Madrid player Jose Maria ‘Guti’ Gutierrez has taken over as the new manager of UD Almeria.
The Almeria city football club confirmed the news on its Twitter account in the early hours of Tuesday morning just a few hours after announcing the departure of Portuguese trainer Pedro Emanuel by mutual agreement.
There had however been earlier hints Guti would be joining the provincial side.
Two days earlier UD Almeria owner and president
FORMER Real Madrid player Jose Maria ‘Guti’ Gutierrez has taken over as the new manager of UD Almeria.
The Almeria city football club confirmed the news on its Twitter account in the early hours of Tuesday morning just a few hours after announcing the departure of Portuguese trainer Pedro Emanuel by mutual agreement.
There had however been earlier hints Guti would be joining the provincial side.
Two days earlier UD Almeria owner and president Turki Al-Sheik posted a photo of himself and the footballer on his Facebook page with the message “with the Real Madrid and Spanish team legend.”
A day later the club’s Twitter feed featured an animation of a giant spotlight beaming what had been Guti’s Read Madrid shirt number over the Almeria Mediterranean stadium with the comment: “A certain #14 is flying in.”
The 43-year old played almost exclusively for Real Madrid for his whole career on the pitch, although at the very end he was with Turkey’s Besiktas.
Guti appeared in 542 official Real Madrid matches and during his time with the club it won 15 trophies, including three Champions League titles. He also played on the national Spanish team 13 times.
Guti’s new job with Almeria is his first as head trainer of a professional team.
posted a photo of himself and the footballer on his Facebook page with the message “with the Real Madrid and Spanish team legend.”
A day later the club’s Twitter feed featured an animation of a giant spotlight beaming what had been Guti’s Read Madrid shirt number over the Almeria Mediterranean stadium with the comment: “A certain #14 is flying in.”
The 43-year old played almost exclusively for Real Madrid for his whole career on the pitch, although at the very end he was with Turkey’s Besiktas.
Guti appeared in 542 official Real Madrid matches and during his time with the club it won 15 trophies, including three Champions League titles. He also played on the national Spanish team 13 times.
Guti’s new job with Almeria is his first as head trainer of a professional team.
 

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