Santander hires Cervera as 3rd coach of season
Racing Santander has hired its third coach of the season,
signing Alvaro Cervera from Recreativo Huelva until the end of the
The struggling Spanish club this week fired Juan Jose Gonzalez,
who led a three-man coaching crew that had replaced Hector Cuper in
December. Santander is 18th in the league and three points from
Cervera’s contract with Recreativo Huelva was dissolved. The
former Santander player got off Recreativo’s team bus at a service
station near Seville to return and negotiate his new deal while the
second-division club continued on to Almeria for a match.
Cervera, a former Spain international, is expected to be on the
sidelines Sunday when Santander hosts three-time defending champion
Barcelona at the Sardinero stadium.