List of La Liga Managers 2019-20 season | Nationality of Primera Division Club Managers

By Soccer Blog | Jun 26, 2019

With Mallorca confirmed to join Osasuna and Granada as the newly promoted teams in La Liga for 19/20, let’s take a look at the list of managers for various Primera Division clubs and their nationalities.

How many Spanish managers are there in La Liga?

17 of the 20 managers in La Liga have Spanish nationality

Who are the foreign managers coaching in La Liga?

There are only three foreign managers- two from Argentina (Diego Simeone and Mauricio Pellegrino) and one from France (Zinedine Zidane). All three speak fluent Spanish.

Which teams are coached by non-Spanish managers in La Liga?

Three teams have foreign coaches- Atletico Madrid (Simeone), Real Madrid (Zidane) and Leganes (Pellegrino). That means 3 of the 4 Madrid teams participating in La Liga for 2019/20 (Getafe have a Spanish coach) have foreign managers.

Deportivo Alaves– Asier Garitano (Spain)
Athletic Bilbao– Gaizka Garitano (Spain)
Atletico Madrid– Diego Simeone (Argentina)
Barcelona– Ernesto Valverde (Spain)
Celta Vigo– Fran Escriba (Spain)
Deportivo Eibar– Jose Luis Mendilibar (Spain)
Espanyol– David Gallego (Spain)
Getafe– Jose Bordalas (Spain)
Granada– Diego Martinez (Spain)
Leganes– Mauricio Pellegrino (Argentina)
Levante– Paco Lopez (Spain)
Mallorca– Vicente Moreno (Spain)
Osasuna– Jagoba Arrasate (Spain)
Real Betis– Rubi (Spain)
Real Madrid– Zinedine Zidane (France)
Sociedad– Imanol Alguacil (Spain)
Sevilla– Julen Lopetegui (Spain)
Valencia– Marcelino (Spain)
Valladolid– Sergio Gonzalez (Spain)
Villarreal– Javier Calleja (Spain)

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