Mourning in Spanish football! At 24 hours after has been installed in as a coach at Villarreal, the coach Manolo Preciado died Wednesday night into Thursday following a cardiac arrest a few days after he had suffered from a strong virus. Preciado had only 54 years.
Preciado’s death occurred at the end of a series of tragedies experienced by the former technician. He previously passed through three terrible moments. He lost his father, hit by car that had gone on a ramp. In 2002 his wife died (45 years), killed by cancer, because in 2004 to stay without the little boy, Raul, victim at 15 years of a motorcycle accident, which has entered into a wall.
Preciado had a road incident in 2003, when he lost control of the wheel after he avoided a dog. Then get away with neck problems. “Life has hit me. I could be very vulnerable… I had two options. To kill myself or to watch the sky and move on. I chose the second option”, said Manolo Preciado about his life dramas.
Before to move at coaching, Preciado has played football as a quarterback. It evolved in part to weak teams, the most famous being Santander, Mallorca and Alaves. Became coach in 1995, when it was occupied by Gimnastic de Tarragona. He later passed on to Santander, Levante, Murcia, and from 2006 through 2012 prepared Sporting Gijon.