Juan Ramón López Caro

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Juan Ramón López Caro
Personal information
Full name Juan Ramón López Caro
Date of birth (1963-03-23) 23 March 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Lebrija, Spain
Club information
Current team
Saudi Arabia (head coach)
Teams managed
Years Team
1992–1993 Lebrijana
1993–1995 Lebrija
1995–1997 Los Palacios
1997–1998 Dos Hermanas
1998–1999 Melilla
1999–2001 Mallorca B
2001–2005 Real Madrid B
2005–2006 Real Madrid
2006 Racing Santander
2006–2007 Levante
2007–2008 Celta
2008–2010 Spain U21
2010–2011 Vaslui
2013– Saudi Arabia
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Caro.

Juan Ramón López Caro (born 23 March 1963 in Lebrija, Spain) is a current coach who manages Saudi Arabia national football team.


Lopéz Caro came to Real Madrid in 2001 to take charge of the reserve team - Real Madrid B. He quietly earned a reputation at Madrid after lifting the B team back into the Segunda división. In 2005/2006, he became first team coach, replacing Brazilian Vanderlei Luxemburgo who was fired on 4 December 2005. Prior to that, he had worked at RCD Mallorca and was on the bench during their brief run in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2000.

On 27 May 2006 it was announced that he would take over as head coach of Spanish La Liga side Racing de Santander, but he joined Levante UD 2 months later. However, midway through the season, with his team lying in 17th place in the table, he was sacked on 15 January 2007.

On 8 October 2007 he was appointed new manager of Celta de Vigo, replacing Hristo Stoichkov after a string of very unsuccessful games.

In June 2010, he finished his contract with Spain Under-21 and he decided not to continue anymore and to sign a contract with the Romanian Liga 1 club FC Vaslui.[1]

López Caro became the best paid coach in the history of the Romanian Liga 1, FC Vaslui offering him a deal of 3,5 million of euros + bonuses for 3 years of contract.[2]

In January 2012, he became in technical advisor of Saudi Arabia national football team and after the sacking of Frank Rijkaard, he became the manager of the team.

Managerial Statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
Saudi Arabia national football team Saudi Arabia January 2013 Present 9 6 1 2 66.67


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