Fran Fernández, new coach of Tenerife

The Almería-based coach will head the Blue and Whites’ team until June 30, 2021. The new head of the Tenerife bench has experience as the top technical manager at LaLiga SmartBank, after having led the UD Almería and AD Alcorcón projects.

Francisco Javier Fernández Díaz (Almería, 03/20/1980) has become this Wednesday the new coach of CD Tenerife until June 30, 2021. The new Tenerife coach will land on the Island after accumulating a hundred matches as a technician in the professional category.

Before facing a new experience at LaLiga SmartBank, Fran Fernández led UD Almería and AD Alcorcón in the silver category of Spanish football. He debuted as a coach at LaLiga SmartBank (16/17), training the Almería team twice. The following year he would return to serve as coach of the first Indic team for the last 7 days, to subsequently lead the entire Andalusian team

Fran Fernández will train CD Tenerife after completing the last soccer campaign on the AD Alcorcón bench. The new blue and white coach arrives on the island as technical manager in the 2020/2021 season accompanied by Héctor Berenguel as second coach, Cristóbal Fuentes as physical trainer and José Miguel Marcos as assistant.

The Tenerife technical team will be completed by Zeben Ortiz (goalkeeping coach), Maykol Hernández (physical trainer) and Carlos Rodríguez (analyst).

UNEXPECTED TWIST

Yesterday afternoon there was an unexpected turnaround in the negotiations for the hiring of the new Tenerife coach, and Fran Fernández became the representative’s first option, to the detriment of Julio Velázquez, who failed to convince Miguel Concepción.

The Blue and Whites’ president and the entity’s sports director met yesterday in Madrid with what was the preferred alternative to relieve Rubén Baraja. However, neither of them were completely satisfied and option B was immediately chosen, which was Fran Fernández’s.

They met with the ex-technician from Alcorcón as well and from there came a principle of agreement that has been reflected today with the official announcement that the player from Almería becomes the Blue and Whites’

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