Former Barcelona right-back Cristobal Parralo appointed Alcorcon managerJune 20, 2018
Former Barcelona and Spain international Cristobal Parralo has been appointed as the new manager of Alcorcon on a one-year contract.
The former Deportivo La Coruna head coach replaces Julio Velazquez, who opted to leave for Serie A side Udinese after a mid-table finish with the La Liga 123 side.
Parralo was appointed caretaker manager at the Riazor after the sacking of Pepe Mel at the end of October but after three months in charge, he was relieved of his duties, only achieving two wins in nine matches.
The final nail in the coffin for the former right-back was the conceding of 14 goals in three matches, which included 7-1 and 5-0 drubbings to Real Madrid and Real Sociedad respectively.
Clarance Seedorf was then installed as Depor boss, but the Dutchman was unable to halt the Galician side’s free-fall and subsequent relegation to the second division.
Parralo now drops down a league to join the Madrid-based club and will be hoping to improve on their 13th placed finish last season, having had a play-off hopes earlier in the year last term.
Cristobal, 50, enjoyed an illustrious playing career including spells at Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Espanyol, whilst also making six caps for the Spanish national team.