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Quique Sanchez Flores unsure on where his Espanyol future lies

Espanyol host Eibar in a dead rubber tie on Wednesday and in his pre-match press conference,  coach Quique Sanchez Flores looks back on what has been a troublesome season for him. The Spaniard failed to improve on his eighth place finish last campaign and with his current side sitting 16th ten points clear of safety, it has been a season to forget for the Espanyol faithful. Despite the slump, there was a stage mid-season where the Parakeets looked in contention for a Europa League spot until two wins in their…

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Valencia vs Espanyol: Hosts looking for fifth straight win

Valencia head into their game against Espanyol already certain of a Champions League spot, sitting 15 points clear of fifth placed Villareal with eight games to go. KICK OFF TIME: 19:45 GMT STADIUM: MESTALLA On the back of four consecutive wins, The Bats head into the fixture in full confidence and their manager, Marcelino Garcia Toral will certainly thrilled with his side’s defensive work. Valencia’s back four have only conceded once in their last four La Liga outings. Defenders have been powerless to stop Rodrigo Moreno on current form, as…

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Espanyol winger Pablo Piatti: “It is easier to blame the coach but it’s everyone’s fault”

Following a dismal campaign, Espanyol winger Pablo Piatti has backed head coach Quique Sanchez Flores despite his position becoming insecure. The Catalan club find themselves dislodged in mid-table ten pints adrift a Europa League place and having failed to capitalise on last year’s eighth place finish, many feel the Spaniard’s days are numbered. “Quique leave now!” Many supporters called for the former Watford boss to leave during the 0-0 draw against Alaves last weekend with one fan holding a banner that read “Quique leave now!” However, Piatti has defended his…

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Alaves’ Abelardo believes Espanyol’s Sanchez Flores is one of Spain’s best

Deportivo Alaves travel to Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday and in the build up to the clash, visiting head coach Abelardo Fernandez praised his opposing number, naming Quique Sanchez Flores one of the best Spain has to offer. The Catalan club have had a jaded season, unable to build on the triumph of their eighth place finish last season, they find themselves dislodged in mid-table with nothing to play for. Despite the stagnation, Abelardo feels the Espanyol faithful should be grateful to have the Spaniard in charge. “He is…

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Huesca head coach Rubi attracting the attention of Malaga

Not much is going Malaga’s way right now. The club sit rock bottom of the table, 13 points from safety, and look certain to be heading for relegation to Segunda. However, the club is hoping to use this situation to their advantage and steal a march on their opponents, who aren’t quite so sure of their fate, in their planning for life outside the top flight next season. This starts with the head coach. The incumbent, Jose Gonzalez, sees his contract expire at the end of the season and sporting…

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Sanchez Flores: As soon as the ball was kicked, Betis were better

Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores has said his side were second best from the starting whistle in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Real Betis. Flores’ men have been largely inconsistent in recent weeks, and have now moved further down the table after the defeat to the Andalusian side. Quique Setien opted to revert back to his tried and trusted three midfielders for the visit of Espanyol and it worked wonders as they dominated the game from start to finish. New Real Betis signing Pau Lopez, who joins in the summer, was…

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Can Espanyol really mount a Europa League challenge?

To go from the mediocre realms of mid-table to the euphoric heights of European football, Espanyol does not only need to maintain their upward trajectory in form, but they require traits they have not shown before. With ten games remaining and a seven-match unbeaten streak already under their belt, the Parrots head to eighth-place Real Betis on Saturday in a bid to turn the dream of Europa League into a reality. Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has ascertained 11 points from the last 24 available, a spell which includes five draws…

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Sanchez Flores aiming to move past ‘bad moment’ with Depor win

Quique Sanchez Flores is hoping his side can come out of their ‘bad moment’ by beating Deportivo La Coruna on Friday evening. Flores’ side have won just one of their last 11 away games in La Liga this season, conceding two or more goals in four of their last five games on the road. Like Depor, they have struggled too and sit a disappointing 16th in the La Liga standings at present but they do approach the game with a fully fit side. “We have to think positively and that…

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Quique Sanchez Flores right to turn down Stoke City

Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores has thanked the club for supporting him around the speculation linking him with the Stoke City job. The former Watford coach was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League side last week, but several meetings with his current club and the English side led him to remain in Spain. Having seen Paul Lambert be installed as boss at the Britannia stadium following his decision not to take the job, Flores played a massive part in Espanyol’s 1-0 Copa del Rey win over Barcelona…

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Quique Sanchez Flores staying at Espanyol

Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has ended rumors linking him to the vacant Stoke City job, announcing that he will still be Espanyol head coach come the end of the season. The former Watford boss has been linked with Stoke City job since Mark Hughes was sacked by the club last week and was reported to be Stoke’s first choice for the job, however, the move now looks dead in the water with Flores announcing in Saturday’s press conference that he would not be leaving the club. Espanyol currently sit…

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