Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro is being appointed as a new coach for Real Oviedo. Oviedo is a club in the Spanish Second Division although they’ve been playing in the top League for several years.
In the last season, Oviedo went down to the Third Division and risk to disappear but Carlos Slim and other important investors kept the club in the top leagues. Last year Oviedo were promoted to the Second Division and this year they were fighting until the last game to play the promotion playoff.
Oviedo were in the first positions of the Second División for several months but a problem between the squad and the coach Egea ended up with the manager out of the club. After this serious issue, the team kept losing games and lost every change to get promoted to La Liga.
Today Real Oviedo’s chief, Arturo Elías, made public the name of the next coach, Fernando Hierro.
“I’ve been convinced of the great value Fernando Hierro is going to give to the project after speaking with him. Hierro’s contribution to the project will be comprehensive, from the basics until the exigence of being the first coach of Real Oviedo. Our intention is to bring back Oviedo to the First División in a three to five years period. I’m sure Fernando Hierro will help us to achieve it”.
Fernando Hierro has little experience as a coach but he’s been always involved in football projects. Hierro was the assistant manager of Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid in the last season of the Italian at Bernabéu. Hierro has also been working for Málaga and the Spanish national team in a business role.
He played in Real Madrid from 1989 to 2003 winning three Champions League among other major trophies. Hierro played 439 games scoring 102 goals becoming one of the ever great defenders in the world.