Athletic Bilbao hire Álex Pallarés as coach B: he ticks all the boxes
Álex Pallarés has been appointed Bilbao Athletic’s new coach for this season.
Pallares replaced Bingen Arostegi after being sacked yesterday for a poor run of results.
He coached all over the world and Pallarés’ last job was Venezuela’s Deportivo Táchira, whom he led to the quarter-finals of the Copa Sudamericana (the Europa League on this continent) after knocking out Brazil’s Santos.
Youth Sport chief Sergio Navarro said: “As we have done before, we have been looking for a coaching profile which is not easy to find. On the one hand, we need you to know the processes training from the base, the moments of evolution.On the other hand, that he has been in performance, that he knows professional football and helps the boys of Bilbao Athletic to reach the first team.
“Alex Pallarés has experience in this formative part because he was a coach and a methodologist both at Villarreal and at the Aspire Academy as well as at Levante, he coached the Rubin Kazan second team, that’s where that I met him and I got to see first hand the great ability he has to lead groups and the great talent he has when it comes to understanding this game.
“Then he made his way to the professional level as a head coach.”