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10 Apr 2015
Víctor Sánchez Del Amo was presented on Thursday as the new coach of Deportivo. He’s signing a contract for the rest of this season plus an additional campaign. He said that this is a dream come true for him.

One day after the exit of Víctor Fernández was officially confirmed, the club announced that the new coach is Víctor Sánchez Del Amo, the former winger that spent seven years at the club during the golden seasons of Depor.

The Madrilenian man is signing for the rest of this season plus an additional campaign, which isn’t conditioned by the permanence at Primera División. This is the first experience for Víctor as a coach, though he already was the assistant of Michel for four years.

Víctor arrived on Thursday’s noon to A Coruña and immediately directed his first training session with the first team.  After the training, which lasted almost one and a half hours, he was presented at the press room in Abegondo.

He arrives to the club together with David Dóniga as second coach and Ignacio Oria as physical trainer. Jose Ángel Franganillo (assistant) and  Manuel Sotelo (goalkeeping trainer) remain at Deportivo.

President Tino Fernández welcomed his arrival, “This is the presentation of our new coach, who already coached the team in the first session, though an introduction isn’t needed as he took part of a legendary team. He’s a legend, so I think that any introduction isn’t necessary. I want to thank Víctor for trusting this project and to wish him the best. Víctor will be the coach of Deportivo for many seasons, for now we are presenting a deal for this season and one more.”

Víctor Sánchez with Tino Fernández at Abegondo

Later Víctor talked to reporters for the first time. He showed his happiness for returning to Depor, “I want to thank the president and the board of directors for allowing me to return to this club that was vital for me. There wasn’t any other chance that I wanted more in my stage as a coach than to be at Deportivo.  You are aware of my emotional link with the club, if I would not feel prepared for the job, then I would allow another coach to do it.”

“I’m hoping to have a very good season. I’m sure we will be achieving the goals. I’m hoping to return to the Riazor and I’m sure we will see a unity with the stand. My senses are in the work now. The first session was intense, but productive. We will bring the ingredients to recover the joy among the fans.” He added.

The Madrilenian man even talked about the fact that this is a dream come true for him, “This is one of the dreams. When you turn to be a coach you think of the club where you will debut as a coach. I started playing in the streets of Getafe and started as an assistant in Getafe, now I debut as a coach in Deportivo. My son defends this club as he was born on here. I spent three years living here after retiring, later my career started at the other side of the lane. This is my dream come true, so there’s already adrenaline.”

Víctor talked of how he found the team after the draw against Córdoba CF, “I had a good impression with the team. I saw a good environment during the training and there’s enough to put the team upper at the standings. The calendar that we have now is Anoeta. I told the players that we must focus in every game. We are only planning the game in Anoeta. My message is of absolute optimism and I’m thrilled because I trust a lot about the possibilities of this team. We request the players for their attention and concentration. Later they need to be the protagonists.”

Finally, he talked of how he’s planning to face the remaining of the season, "We must have a plan for each of the three situations: attack, defense and the set-pieces. Then you have two teams, and you must analyze all the factors to prepare the game. The goal now is to be isolated and to work and work ahead of the game in Anoeta.  I’m convinced that the fans of Deportivo will enjoy with the team. They will enjoy with the game and the results.”




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