|Full name||Gonzalo Arconada Echarri|
|Date of birth||23 July 1961|
|Place of birth||San Sebastián, Spain|
|2001–2006||Real Sociedad B|
Arconada was born in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, and started coaching while still in his teens, with youth sides Juveniles de La Salle and Danak. His first twenty years would be spent with teams in his native region, mostly in the lower levels; after being in charge of the reserve team for several seasons, he coached Real Sociedad's main squad for a couple of months in 2006, being one of three managers during the campaign in La Liga.
After managing lowly Burgos CF and attaining promotion to the top division in 2008 with CD Numancia, Arconada signed with UD Almería: after a preseason without defeats, he was sacked in late December 2008 following a 0–1 loss at El Molinón, Sporting de Gijón's grounds, being replaced by Hugo Sánchez.
In the 2009 summer, Arconada returned to Numancia again in the second level, leaving his post at the end of the season after leading the Soria side to the eighth position. In August he moved to CD Tenerife, freshly relegated from the top flight, being sacked the following month after four losses in as many games.
- "La Real destituye a Gonzalo Arconada, que será sustituido por Jose Mari Bakero" [Real fires Gonzalo Arconada, who will be replaced by Jose Mari Bakero]. El Correo (in Spanish). 23 March 2006. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- "Gonzalo Arconada, destituido en Almería" [Gonzalo Arconada, sacked in Almería] (in Spanish). Defensa Central. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
- "El CD Tenerife, colista de la Liga Adelante, cesa al técnico Gonzalo Arconada" [CD Tenerife, last-placed team in Liga Adelante, fires manager Gonzalo Arconada] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
- "Luis Arconada saludó a Gonzalo sobre el césped" [Luis Arconada greeted Gonzalo on the pitch]. El Diario Vasco (in Spanish). 14 October 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2016.