Monday, October 5, 2009

Revolving door policy at Elche C.F. ?

Right, new coach Pepe Bordalas with President Jose Sepulcre - courtesy Mark Welton

Top, the departed Claudio Barragan

Elche C.F., acted quickly to replace the departed Claudio Barragan this morning as President Jose Sepulcre, flanked by Sporting Director Jesus de la Huerta and Vice President Juan Carlos Ramirez, introduced to the assembled media new coach Jose "Pepe" Bordalas Jimenez.
Injury curtailed his playing career at an early age and Alicantino Bordalas comes to the club with an impressive looking management CV. Prior to the Elche gig, Bordalas tasted success with Valencian rivals Alicante and Hercules. His most recent role was also a decent effort, managing Segunda 'B' side Alcoyano to the 2008/09 title where they fell at the first play off hurdle.
Six games into this season, Elche sit second bottom of the Segunda 'A' classification with a single win. The new "mister" put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season and takes charge of his first training session with the Ilicitano's tomorrow morning, Ocotber 6th. He'll need to act quickly to turn things around, starting this Saturday with the visit of Recreativo de Huelva to the Martinez Valero.


  1. Hey Kevin. I've been reading your blog and I must say it's a very nice site! I'm from Spain (I saw you in our blog WDKF) and I'd never thought that an English fan would have a blog like yours :) It's great! I'll add you to my links asap.

    By the way, they're not lying to you about the 'guiri' stuff. It could be insulting if the one who mentions the word is Spanish and they're trying to hurt someone, but when it comes from a 'guiri' voice, it's just the opposite of insulting - it means you're getting the rid of our culture and society, which is actually great.


  2. Cheers for the kind words Diego.
    Fortunately, with that guiri thing I don't quite fit the stereotype of my fellow Brits in your amazing country. I don't even possess white socks and sandals so there is no possibility I'll ever combine them.