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Malaga identify Oviedo’s Anquela as main managerial target

With Malaga’s relegation to Segunda confirmed weeks ago, current head coach Jose Gonzalez will see his contract expire at the end of the season and the club has no interest in renewing it. The sporting team at the Costa del Sol side have been assessing potential replacements for the past few weeks and have finally reduced their shortlist to one. According to Diario SUR, the man set to take the job is Real Oviedo manager Juan Antonio Anquela. The 60-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and fits…

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Clash on the island to kick off Segunda weekend

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH, 2018: 20:00 CD TENERIFE (12TH) V REAL OVIEDO (6TH) Week 30 of La Segunda opens tonight with a clash between CD Tenerife and Real Oviedo.  This is a match that best demonstrates how tight the division is, as only six points separate the hosts in twelfth place and the visitors in sixth.  In fact, points amassed is not the only way in which these two sides display similarities. Both have enjoyed stronger home form than on their travels and have only managed three wins apiece away from their own grounds. Tenerife…

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Team Spotlight: Real Oviedo and Stan Collymore’s acrimonious end

Real Oviedo have been a club that have endured difficult times during the 21st century, with the expectancy of extinction once looming over them. They are also a side that are overshadowed by the more successful teams in La Liga, having not returned to the top flight since 2001, leaving them unknown to a majority of the British population. Yet, there was once a time when they were graced by the presence of a former England international in Stan Collymore, although it did not end well or swiftly for either…

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Team Spotlight: Real Oviedo and their escape from extinction

Real Oviedo may be fighting for promotion to La Liga at the moment, but under six years ago, they were battling for their own existence. The Asturian club needed the help of Premier League players, who had began their careers at Los Azules, one of the richest men in the world, Real Madrid and, most importantly, the fans to stay in business. Now they are on the verge of reaching the top flight for the first time since 2001 and what feels like a lifetime away from their mounting financial…

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La Liga 1|2|3 Round Up: Huesca defeat Lugo to move top

Huesca defeated third placed Lugo to move top of La Liga 1|2|3 on their own with goals from Gonzalo Melero, David Ferreiro and Alex Gallar securing a 3-0 win. This game was the game of the weekend on paper as the top two, before the matchday began, went head to head but in reality it was a comfortable afternoon for the league leaders. A clash of heads in the box saw the referee award a somewhat debatable penalty to the hosts with Melero finding the bottom corner with ease to put…

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Granada and Rayo busy in La Liga 1|2|3

Granada and Rayo Vallecano have been two of the busier sides regarding transfers in recent days in La Segunda as the transfer window nears it conclusion. Recently relegated Granada have been busy in this window making no less than 19 new signings as well as seeing 11 departures. Two of those signings have come in the last couple of days with Albanian striker Rey Manaj joining on loan from Inter with the option to buy at the end of the loan and also Licá Nazari joining for free from Nottingham…

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Michu announces retirement, aged 31

Former Swansea City forward Michu has retired from the game at the age of 31, confirmed via his official Twitter account. The former Spanish international has consistently suffered from an ankle problem and was only able to make 12 appearances for Segunda side Real Oviedo last season, prompting a decision to call time on his playing career. “According to medical reports, the current situation of my right ankle has come to a point where it has forced me to say goodbye as a professional football player today,” Michu said in a…

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