Juan Carlos Garrido

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Juan Carlos Garrido
Juan Carlos Garrido (16-01-2013).jpg
Garrido training with Club Brugge (2013)
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Garrido Fernández
Date of birth (1969-03-29) 29 March 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Club information
Current team
Teams managed
Years Team
1993–1999 El Puig
1999–2001 Onda
2002–2003 Villarreal B
2004 Villarreal B
2008–2010 Villarreal B
2010–2011 Villarreal
2012–2013 Club Brugge
2013–2014 Betis
2014–2015 Al Ahly
2016– Al-Ettifaq
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Garrido and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.

Juan Carlos Garrido Fernández (born 29 March 1969) is a Spanish football manager, currently manages Al-Ettifaq in Saudi Professional League.

Football career[edit]

Born in Valencia,[1] Garrido started managing at only 24, his first club being local amateurs El Puig Club de Fútbol. In the 1998–99 season he coached CD Onda in Tercera División, as the side was Villarreal CF's farm team, a club to which he would be closely associated in the following years.

In 2003, Garrido led Villarreal's reserves – Onda was now an independent team – to a fourth division promotion, then was in charge of the team for a couple of months in 2004, also in that category. In late January 2008, he replaced sacked Juan Carlos Oliva at the helm of Villarreal B, eventually leading them to the 11th position in Segunda División B and achieving a first-ever Segunda División promotion in the following campaign.

On 1 February 2010, Garrido was appointed Villarreal first team's manager following the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde after a 0–2 home loss against CA Osasuna.[2] On 26 April, before the season in La Liga was over, he was handed a contract set to expire in June 2011;[3] Villarreal finished in seventh position but, after RCD Mallorca was deemed ineligible for participation in the UEFA Europa League by UEFA due to financial irregularities, the Valencian took its place.

In his first full season at the helm of Villarreal, Garrido led the club to the fourth place in the league, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Champions League. The side also reached the last four in the Europa League, being ousted by eventual winners FC Porto.[4][5]

In 2011–12, Garrido and Villarreal could not manage one single point in the Champions League, and the team ranked dangerously close to the relegation zone in the league in that period. On 21 December 2011, following a 0–2 home loss against CD Mirandés for the campaign's Copa del Rey (1–3 on aggregate), he was sacked.[6]

On 15 November 2012, Garrido replaced fired Georges Leekens at Club Brugge KV.[7][8] He was relieved of his duties in September of the following year, replacing fired Pepe Mel at the helm of Real Betis two months later;[9] on 19 January 2014, after only nine official games and only one win, he was himself sacked after three consecutive losses – the last one in the league 0–5 at home to Real Madrid – and with the Andalusians ranking dead last.[10]

On 8 July 2014, Garrido was appointed at Al Ahly SC in the Egyptian Premier League. Late into the month, he led his new team to a 1–0 win against Séwé Sport de San-Pédro for the CAF Confederation Cup[11] which the club eventually won, also conquering the Egyptian Super Cup; on 3 May 2015, however, he was fired.[12][13]

On 6 November 2016, Garrido was appointed manager of Al-Ettifaq in the Saudi Professional League, signing a seven months deal until May 2017, with an option to sign for another season according to result and team performance.




  1. ^ "Juan Carlos Garrido". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "El Villarreal destituye a Valverde y Juan Carlos Garrido toma el mando" [Villarreal fires Valverde and Juan Carlos Garrido takes charge] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Villarreal reward Juan Carlos Garrido with contract extension". DNA India. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Porto triumph as four-goal Falcao stuns Villarreal; UEFA.com, 28 April 2011
  5. ^ Porto hold off valiant Villarreal to reach final; UEFA.com, 5 May 2011
  6. ^ "El Villarreal destituye a Juan Carlos Garrido" [Villarreal fires Juan Carlos Garrido] (in Spanish). Villarreal CF. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Garrido confirmed as new Club Brugge coach". UEFA.com. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Spanjaard Garrido is nieuwe Club-coach" [Spaniard Garrido is new Club coach] (in Dutch). Sporza. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Juan Carlos Garrido, nuevo entrenador del Real Betis" [Juan Carlos Garrido, new Real Betis manager] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "El Betis destituye a Garrido y apuesta por Calderón" [Betis fires Garrido and bets on Calderón] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Garrido wins his first Confederation Cup match with Ahly". BBC Sport. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Egyptian giants Al Ahly sack coach Garrido". BBC Sport. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Al-Ahly fire Juan Carlos Garrido". Star Africa. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 

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