After an erratic start to the season that saw just one win in four games, the Villarreal board decided to pursue a different path with then-Yellow Submarine coach Quique Setién. Likewise, after a week of considering the options, Villarreal officially announced the arrival of Jose Rojo Martín “Pacheta” to the club’s bench until the end of the season.
The Board of Directors of the Spanish League Yellow club is looking for a coach who understands the game and has a perfect command of the language. As a result, names such as Raúl González Blanco and Julen Lopetegui have emerged, rumored to be on the bench for Castellón seats.
However, Villarreal Executive Director Fernando Roig Nagrolles cleared up all doubts and rumors about the next technical director, officially announcing Pacheta as his new strategy on the club’s social networks division until the end of the season.
Jose Rojo Martín Pacheta has played 401 games in his career as a coach. His teams recorded 174 wins, 101 draws and 126 defeats. Pacheta, 55, began his career at Numancia in 2009 and his last club was Real Valladolid, where he was sacked in April when his side were relegated The second division outside the quota.
In doing so, he will face the biggest task of his career as technical director so far as he takes charge of a club competing in continental competition as the Yellow Submarine secure qualification for this season’s Europa League.