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Albert Celades
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Club as Coach Valencia FC [Head Coach]
Club as Player Barcelona
  Real Madrid
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2019 09 11 Retrieve

[Marcelino sacked by Valencia amid reported fall-out with owner Peter Lim, Albert Celades appointed new boss] Valencia CF have informed Marcelino Garcia Toral of their decision to relieve him of his duties as first team coach, effective as of this Wednesday. The club wish to thank Marcelino for his hard work and dediction during his time as coach, and wish him the best of success for the future. Valencia CF reached an agreement with Alberto Celades on Wednesday, whereby he becomes the new coach of the first team until June 30, 2021. The new coach will direct his first training session this afternoon

2019 09 12 Retrieve

[Civil war at Valencia! Dangerously, the squad itself is also furious at Marcelino’s untimely exit. Celades, a former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder, has the potential to get swallowed up by Mestalla] Regardless of the situation, Valencia are always a bull, huge, a giant. We will try to work in the best way. I have no fear, I know the demands are huge and I understand the worry, I don’t have great experience at club level

2019 09 13 Retrieve

[Albert Celades has been impressed by Dani Parejo’s positive response to what he acknowledged has been a difficult situation at Valencia] Without excuses, with enthusiasm and with the maximum commitment. We are Valencia and we must live up to the badge

Under the circumstances that they have been through, the players have shown great professionalism. Parejo is our captain. He’s not just a player but also somebody very important for the fans. He’s spent many years here, in very different times, and gone through many difficult situations as well as other nicer ones. He knows the club well and his attitude is very positive for all of us. I think it’s a great show of responsibility. That’s the way we want everybody to be. I hope that his optimism and mentality as captain is contagious

2019 09 14 Retrieve

[Barcelona vs Valencia. Even Messi was not enough to save Barca from defeat in that showpiece match little over three months ago, with goals from Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo giving Valencia a shock 2-1 victory. It is a blueprint they will try to repeat at Camp Nou as Celades seeks to get off to a perfect start] We don’t want to break what was here - we want to take advantage of the good things that have been done

2019 09 17 Retrieve

[Albert Celades was forced to attend the club’s Champions League press conference without any of his players after they chose to boycott the media event because of the sacking of their previous coach] Obviously it’s not an ideal situation but it’s the players’ decision, really. I don’t have much more to say about that. There isn’t anything I can do about it. I speak to the players every day. They took this decision but there is always dialogue. The reaction I’ve had has been very good and I’m sure it will continue to improve. The spirit is very good. (Tuesday) is the start of the best club competition in Europe and that is ample motivation for the players to give their best. They want to play, taste the atmosphere. and be in the starting XI. No-one wants to miss out and that, for me, is the most important thing

[Celades was aware of the task faced by his players, but he believes they can cause issues for the English club and force a result away from home] It will be a big challenge but a fascinating one too. We’re sure they can cause us a lot of problems. We’re going to prepare for the game in the best way possible and try to get a result

2019 09 17b Retrieve

[Chelsea vs Valencia. Valencia travel to London in the midst of turmoil at the club following the dismissal of popular coach Marcelino. They had picked up a commendable four points from their opening three matches but under Albert Celades for the first time at the weekend] Of course the situation is not ideal but we will work on it and improve, we are playing in the best club competition in the world and must showcase ourselves. Chelsea are a great team and another big challenge for us

2019 10 19 Retrieve

[Valencia are unbeaten in five league games, with coach Albert Celades heaping praise on his players, particularly Parejo, for earning a share of the spoils from a game in which they were often on the back foot] To come here against this team, we knew it would be difficult. The team responded in a brilliant way in the second half, showed a lot of personality and ambition. It is a luxury for us to have a player like Parejo, with his personality. When he has the ball, things happen. I love the way he wants to play, to make others play, to cause problems for the opposition. Joao Felix underwent an X-ray and MRI scan at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra on Saturday and the report indicates he suffered a grade two sprain of the external lateral ligament of the right ankle

2020 01 26 Retrieve

[Valencia boss Albert Celades unsure over Rodrigo Moreno future amid reported Barcelona interest] I can’t assess all of the situations that may occur. No opinion of mine can change the situation. He did well, he really wanted to play. It’s not the first time he’s been through this, as it happened in the summer. But he played for a while today and that gives us a lot of joy

[Celades again refused to be drawn on that suggestion] I don’t know what happened. Rodrigo is a Valencia player and that’s the situation. We’ll see what happens

2020 01 28 Retrieve

[Valencia coach Albert Celades has conceded negotiations for the transfer of Rodrigo Moreno to Barcelona are open] Rodrigo is a player who can make the difference, that’s why Barcelona want him. The negotiation is open and we will not hide. Rodrigo and I have talked. I can’t make a private conversation public

2020 02 13 Retrieve

[Albert Celades on using GPS technology] During my career, I’ve carried out a scientific study, a doctoral thesis, and then with the emergence of the GPS technology, I found myself faced with such an overwhelming amount of data. You collect lots of information and it’s difficult to interpret and the only possible approach was a scientific one.

Perhaps the biggest revolution I’ve witnessed in all these years was when I was at Real Madrid, with the release of a program called AMESCO through which we started to receive information about the effort put in by all of the players during matches. That was nearly 20 years ago now.

Another of the most significant changes I’ve witnessed is the increase in the number of games. Playing twice a week greatly alters the training programme compared to having one match per week. The whole training schedule is targeted at ensuring that the player is in the best possible shape on those two matchdays

The player has a far more acute sporting culture in every sense and takes better care of themselves. This applies not just to the conditioning training but also to their personal care regimes, including rest, weight and their diet, etc

2020 06 18 Retrieve

[Real Madrid, Man Utd or Liverpool? The fight to sign Valencia wonderkid Ferran Torres] He is a magnificent player who has made huge progress this season. From the beginning of the season he has improved after every game until now, and he is at a very high level

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Valencia have confirmed that the club has sacked manager Albert Celades] The club wish to thank him publicly for his work and dedication during his time at the club -a period in which we achieved qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League and important victories at grounds where we had previously not won. The club also value his help and contribution since he took over as coach of the first team in a moment of difficulty, and wish him every success in his future endeavours

2020 06 29b Retrieve

[Former player Voro Gonzalez appointed Valencia manager for sixth time after Albert Celades’s sacking] Valencia have communicated to Albert Celades his removal from his position as first-team coach, with immediate effect. The club wish to thank him publicly for his work and dedication during his time at the club - a period in which we achieved qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League and important victories at grounds where we had previously not won. The club also value his help and contribution since he took over as coach of the first team in a moment of difficulty, and wish him every success in his future endeavours