Birmingham news Suso's right-hand man leaves role at Aston Villa - report MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Aston Villa latest news - The 43-year-old scouted players in Spain and Portugal after being approached by sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch in January 2018
Breaking News ! Aston Villa's European scout Juanfran has reportedly stepped down to take up the managerial role at Spanish second division side Lugo. Radio Marca in Spain claim the 43-year-old has left his position at Aston Villa after two-and-a-half years. Juanfran was appointed in January 2018 to assist Villa's sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch, more commonly known as Suso. Speaking in 2018, Juanfran said: "I am very grateful to Suso for giving me the opportunity to work with them because it means that it supports my professional and personal career because we have known each other for many years, and I am very grateful. Aston Villa daily newsletter. Free. To your inbox There's a quick and easy way to stay on top of all the Aston Villa news with our daily newsletter. Delivered straight into your email inbox each day, the bulletins will feature the latest Villa news, views, gossip and opinion. All you have to do is punch your email in at the top of the article - it looks just like this...
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"He did not need to finish the sentence, it is a privilege and a privilege to work for a club like Aston Villa. Everyone identifies it as a big club in England and it’s a dream come true." Juanfran mainly took on scouting duties for Villa in Spain and Portugal and was briefed by Suso on what head coach Dean Smith wanted and attempted to tailor his scouting missions accordingly. The Spaniard, meanwhile, enjoyed a distinguished playing career with the likes of Valencia - where he first encountered Suso - and Levante, while he also enjoyed stints in Turkey, Holland and Greece. He also won 11 caps for his country.
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Today, though, Radio Marca - via Grada 3 - say Juanfran will take over at struggling Lugo in north-western Spain following the sacking of coach Curro Torres. In total, Suso's right-hand man spent three seasons at Aston Villa and is now set to move into his first role as a manager. During his time at Villa, the club signed just one player from La Liga, goalkeeper Andre Moreira.
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