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Manolo Preciado dies a day after agreeing to take over at Villarreal

7th June 2012

• Former Sporting Gijón coach dies of heart attack in Valencia
• Manolo Preciado was set to be unveiled by Villarreal on Friday

The Spanish coach Manolo Preciado has died of a heart-attack, a day after agreeing to take over as the manager of Villarreal

Preciado’s former club Sporting Gijón reported in a statement on their website that the coach had died in Valencia aged 54 on Thursday.

Preciado had just agreed a deal to take the reins at relegated Villarreal for next season and was scheduled to be presented at the Madrigal on Friday.

He had been manager at Gijón for almost six years until his dismissal in January this year and had earlier coached Racing Santander, Levante and Murcia.


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