Former Rayo boss Sandoval back in management with Cordoba

Former Rayo boss Sandoval back in management with Cordoba

February 14, 2018 Off By Sports Writer

Former Rayo Vallecano boss Jose Ramon Sandoval has returned to management after a two-year break, agreeing to take over at Segunda side Cordoba.

The La Liga 123 side are currently in relegation trouble and the sacking of Jorge Romero over the week came after the 33-year-old guided the club to two wins and seven defeats from December.

His departure makes way for Sandoval, who has not been in management since 2017 with Rayo and will now take charge for a second time during his career.

The Madrid-born coach will face a tough task, seeing Cordoba sat third from bottom in the standings and 11 points from safety.

After coaching several amateur sides in Madrid in his younger years, Sandoval was given his first shot at management with Rayo’s B team, taking the club to a runners-up position in the Copa Federacion de Espana.

He would later achieve promotion with the B side, before moving on to manage the first team in 2010. He would later help them return to La Liga after an absence of eight years, but he would leave and return to Segunda with Sporting Gijon, before a spell with Granada.

Sandoval would then enjoy another spell with Rayo, before being sacked in 2016 and then taking some time out from management.

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