José Luis Real

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José Luis Real
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Personal information
Full name José Luis Real Casillas
Date of birth (1952-06-06) 6 June 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1980 Guadalajara[1]
1980–1985 Atlas[2] 138 (2)
Teams managed
1990–1991 Atlas
1991–1997 Mexico U-23
2004–2005 Sinaloa
2009–2011 Guadalajara
2013 Chivas USA
2013–2014 Guadalajara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Luis Real (born 6 June 1952) is a Mexican former footballer and the current sports development & youth academy director of Toluca.


Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Real played club football for C.D. Guadalajara and Club Atlas.

Real managed Chivas, leading the club to a runners-up finish in the 2010 Copa Libertadores.[3]

On 29 May 2013, he was announced as Chivas USA's new head coach.

On 25 November 2013, he was announced to return to Club Guadalajara as head coach. After the season, he was let go.

The club offered him a new job but this time as the Director of Sports Development in Guadalajara's youth academy but he was once again let go in June 2014.[4]

In October 2014, newly appointed Guadalajara president Néstor de la Torre hired Real as the new Technical-Tactical Coordinator for the youth academy.[5] This is Real's third stint as a director in the club's youth academy.


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