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11 Apr 2012
Manuel Montiel Duque died on Monday at the age of 77; he was part of the first group of officials that joined Lendoiro during his arrival to the club. He stayed at Depor for twenty years and was the general director of the club.

Deportivo is mourning after the death of Manuel Montiel Duque, one of the closest advisors of Lendoiro and a faithful member that served the club for twenty years. He was 77 and died on Monday . He already had suffered a brain stroke in 2006.

Montiel was one of the board members that landed with Lendoiro in 1988, historic group that pushed the club to the sky, with the icing of the liga title, the Copa Del Rey trophies and the years in Champions League. However his friendship with Depor’ boss was older as both men were part of the A Coruña Delegation of Handball, among other things. In the twenty years he spent at Deportivo, Montiel fulfilled several functions, from been an advisor to be the general director of the club.

He also represented the club at the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and also at the UEFA, actually he was the representative of Deportivo at the European administrative body during the years that Los Blanquiazules were playing the UEFA Champions League.

In 2006 he suffered a brain stroke and retired from his function of director, but stayed at Depor after a full recovery. Still, he decided to retire in 2007 after dealing with different diseases. He still was an advisor of Lendoiro at the moment of his death.

Montiel with Lendoiro during the era with Irureta

Lendoiro talked to Depor Sport after the death of Montiel and said that, ”He’s a person with whom I shared a lot of things for 40 years. Without doubt he was a phenomenal personal in all the aspects. He looked serious, but inside he was a charming person, very kind and always willing to help, always trying to resolve people’s problems. He was a very important person for this club, always trying to do the right things.”

Requiescat in pace Manuel Montiel Duque



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