Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Racing Santander look to push for Europe!

As Racing Santander continue their preparations for this seasons La Liga season, it has been officially confirmed that Hector Cuper is the man appointed to lead the squad as coach. Having previously coached in Spain with Valencia, Mallorca and Real Betis, Cuper comes from Greek side Aris Thessaloniki. He will be wishing for improved results on his one year contract following his departure from the Greek squad in January after inconsistent results.

The appointment of Cuper comes after Marcelino, the former Racing coach, was confirmed as Sevilla manager. Marcelino left the northern Spanish side after reported arguments with club chief Ahsan Ali Syed. Racing also had a strong end to the 2010/11 season and Marcelino was sure to be hired by a stronger team.

Giovanni dos Santos, the Mexican international on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, was loaned to Racing in the January transfer window and has seemed to have rediscovered the form that plagued his time at both Spurs and Barcelona. With a squad in a period of transition following the takeover of the team in the past year, this upcoming season will surely be crucial for the spanish side if they wish to maintain their credentials as a La Liga team.

By Alexander Novo