Juan Carlos Oliva

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Juan Carlos Oliva
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Oliva Fornos
Date of birth (1965-01-04) 4 January 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Mequinenza, Spain
Playing position Defender
Teams managed
Years Team
1990–1991 Lleida (youth)
1991–1993 Lleida B
1993–1995 CF Tremp
1995–1997 Balaguer
1997–1999 Fraga
1999 Binéfar
2000–2001 CF Tremp
2001–2004 Fraga
2004–2005 Barbastro
2005–2006 Alavés (assistant)
2006 Alavés
2006–2007 Hospitalet
2007 Aris
2007–2008 Villarreal B
2008–2009 Recreativo (assistant)
2009–2010 Salamanca
2010–2011 Gimnàstic
2012–2013 Al-Ahli (assistant)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Oliva and the second or maternal family name is Fornos.

Juan Carlos Oliva Fornos (born 4 January 1965 in Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon) is a Spanish football manager.

Football career[edit]

Oliva started coaching at an early age, his beginnings being in amateur football. In 2005 he arrived at Deportivo Alavés, being first assigned to the reserve side in the third division.

In early 2006 Oliva was appointed at the first team, following the sacking of Chuchi Cos, being in charge for five games – three wins, one draw and only one loss, against FC Barcelona – before being dismissed himself by eccentric club chairman Dmitry Pietrman.[1] Alavés would finally suffer relegation from La Liga.

Returned to the third level with CE L'Hospitalet, Oliva led the Catalans to the fourth position in the regular season and the subsequent promotion playoffs, which ended without success. After a few months in Greece with Aris Thessaloniki FC, he returned to his country and its division three, being one of three managers for Villarreal CF B as the Valencian finished in midtable.

In the 2008–09 season Oliva returned to the top flight, acting as assistant for both Manuel Zambrano and his successor, Lucas Alcaraz, as Recreativo de Huelva finally ranked in the 20th and last position. In the following campaign he was fired midway through the second division campaign at UD Salamanca, but the Castile and León team finally managed to stay afloat.

On 6 December 2010 Oliva joined Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the second level, replacing fired Luis César Sampedro as the team ranked in last position.[2] He managed to finally lead it out of the relegation zone, notably with a 3–1 home win against eventual champions Real Betis on 15 May 2011.[3]

After 11 games without one win in 2011–12, Oliva was fired by Nàstic.[4]


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