Paco Herrera assistant head coach

Born 02 Dec 1953


Paco Herrera was appointed as Assistant Head Coach to Pep Clotet in July 2019.

The experienced Spaniard was Rafa Benitez's assistant when Liverpool won that famous 2005 Champions League Final in Instanbul.

He retired as a player aged 32 - Sporting Gijon was among the midfielder's clubs - and moved into coaching, gaining a wealth of knowledge and enjoying some significant success.

Born in Barcelona, Herrera coached a variety of second tier clubs in Spain before joining Benitez.

On his return to his homeland after two years on Merseyside, where he also acted in a chief analyst and scouting role as well, he became director of football at Espanyol.

Under his guidance, Espanyol reached the 2007 UEFA Cup Final, losing on penalties in Glasgow to Sevilla.

After moving to Celta Vigo as head coach, he took them to the the second division Play-Off Semi-Finals and then promotion to La Liga in 2012.

At Las Palmas he repeated the promotion feat in 2015.

Herrera most recently coached at Sporting Gijon,and Aris Thessaloniki in Greece before parting company with Las Palmas during a second spell in March 2019.

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Joined 06 Jul 2019

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