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Getafe CF next manager after José Bordalás
Who is Getafe CF manager José Bordalás?
José Bordalás was born in Alicante on 5 March 1964. Bordalás is the current Getafe CF manager after taking over in 2016. He also played football as a striker for clubs around Spain such as Dénia, Torrevieja and Benidorm however he never made it professionally as a footballer.
In his playing career, José Bordalás came through the youth academies of SCD San Blas, Hércules and Contestano on loan between the years of 1976 and 1978. In his senior career, Bordalás played for Hércules, Español San Vicente on loan, Orihuela Deportiva on loan, Villajoyosa on loan, Rayo Ibense on loan, Benidorm on loan, Dénia, Torrevieja, Petrelense, Español San Vicente and Altea between the years of 1980 and 1992.
He then retired in 1992 and then went into management where he managed Alicante’s reserve team before being promoted to the managerial job at Alicante. He then went on to manage Benidorm, Eldense, Mutxavista, Novelda, another stint at Alicante, Hércules, Alcoyano, Elche, 2 stints at Alcorcón and then Alavés where he guided the club to promotion to La Liga for the first time in 10 years in 2016. However, he was sacked in June 2016 after winning the Spanish second division.
Bordalás was appointed as the new Getafe CF manager in September 2016 after taking over from Juan Esnaider who was sacked a day earlier. In his opening season at the club, Bordalás finished third in the Spanish second division and gained promotion through the playoffs. In the following season in La Liga, Bordalás guided the club to an 8th placed finish in a hugely impressive season. He then finished 5th in the 2018-19 season along with a quarter final appearance in the Copa del Rey and therefore guaranteed qualification to the UEFA Europa League for the following season. After his successful season in the 2018-19 campaign, Bordalás won the Miguel Muñoz Trophy for his extraordinary performances as a manager.
Next season, the club will have to compete in Europe and Spain and Bordalás will have his work cut out. The club has only spent £8m on players such as Enric Gallego, Fayçal Fajr and Jack Harper along with Marc Cucurella on loan from FC Barcelona. The club may struggle next season with such a thin squad but the experience of manager José Bordalás should be enough to get another successful season.