Juan Carlos Mandiá
|Full name||Juan Carlos Mandiá Lorenzo|
|Date of birth||17 January 1967|
|Place of birth||Alfoz, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2001–2002||Real Madrid (youth)|
|2003||Rayo Vallecano (assistant)|
|2006–2007||Real Madrid B (assistant)|
|2007–2008||Real Madrid B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Mandiá was born in Alfoz, Province of Lugo. During his 16-year playing career he represented Real Madrid Castilla (adding two first-team appearances), RCD Español, Celta de Vigo – helping to a 1992 promotion to La Liga– CD Logroñés, CD Toledo and Córdoba CF.
Mandiá totalled 89 top flight matches over the course of seven seasons, going scoreless in the process.
Mandiá started a coaching career two years after retiring, achieving promotion from the third division with Hércules CF in 2005. In 2006–07's second level he served as assistant to Míchel at Real Madrid's reserves, as it eventually dropped down a level.
Mandiá then took the reins of the latter squad, falling just one point short of playoff contention in the 2007–08 campaign. After a second spell at Hércules he was named Racing de Santander's manager, in late June 2009. After a poor start to the season, notably only one point in the first five home matches, he was sacked by the Cantabrians on 9 November.
Mandiá returned to active in late September 2010, replacing fired Gonzalo Arconada at CD Tenerife (five games, five losses). On 23 January 2011, following a 1–1 home draw against UD Las Palmas, he too was sacked.
- Real Madrid
- 1–1: Y todos contentos (1–1: Everybody happy); Mundo Deportivo, 10 September 1984 (in Spanish)
- "Juan Carlos Mandiá" (in Spanish). Yo Jugué en el Celta. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- Mandiá es el flamante entrenador del equipo (Mandiá is brand new coach); Mundo Deportivo, 8 December 2004 (in Spanish)
- Fútbol.– El Real Madrid confirma la incorporación de Míchel como técnico del Castilla por cuatro años (Football.– Real Madrid confirms signing of Míchel as Castilla manager for four years); Lukor, 5 June 2007 (in Spanish)
- Mandía firmará con el Hércules (Mandía to sign with Hércules); Mundo Deportivo, 23 May 2008 (in Spanish)
- El Racing presentó a Mandiá, su nuevo entrenador (Racing presented Mandiá, new coach); Racing Santander, 1 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Racing destituye a Mandiá tras el peor inicio de Liga de su historia (Racing fires Mandiá after worst league start in its history); Diario Información, 9 November 2009 (in Spanish)
- Mandiá, nuevo entrenador del Tenerife (Mandiá, new coach of Tenerife); Sport You, 26 September 2010 (in Spanish)
- El empate final en el derbi le cuesta el puesto a Mandiá (Final derby draw costs Mandiá his job); Marca, 23 January 2011 (in Spanish)
- Alberto López sustituye a Juan Carlos Mandiá al frente del Deportivo Alavés (Alberto López replaces Juan Carlos Mandiá in charge of Deportivo Alavés); Deportivo Alavés, 24 March 2014 (in Spanish)