Preciado rumored to be the new coach, other Villarreal news



This morning in AS, Manolo Preciado was tipped as the likely new coach for Villarreal. Rumor is the appointment will be announced today. He ticks a lot of the boxes--much experience in Spanish football, very enthusiastic, has guided Levante and Sporting to promotion from the Segunda in the past.

Preciado: máximo favorito para el banquillo amarillo - Villarreal | Liga BBVA - AS.com

Meanwhile, Javi Venta was introduced as a Villarreal player (again) at a press conference yesterday; here is a report on that: Javi Venta es presentado como nuevo jugador del Villarreal :: elperiodic.com

Unfortunately, the B team game that followed was something of a damp squib, with Depor winning 1-0 in what sounded like a fairly dreary game in all honesty: El filial se despide de la Segunda A con derrota - Deportes - El Periódico Mediterraneo

Highlights are here: http://dai.ly/KXeOHr

Don't look for Bruno to move to Valencia any time soon. Late last week came news that Valencia's president Llorente was being investigated for tax fraud after an anonymous complaint, and on Saturday some Valencia supporters/writers were suggesting maybe the person behind the anonymous complaint was Sr. Roig, as "payback" for Aduriz's winner against us? The Spanish do love conspiracy theories, though in this case I doubt this one has any truth. At any rate, Llorente is defending himself vigorously as they say: Llorente tiene varios frentes - Liga BBVA | Valencia - AS.com

Transfers out? An overview of the likely candidates here: EL VILLARREAL HARÁ UNA CAJA DE 40 'KILOS' - Villarreal C.F.

€40m raised would be pretty good in this market. Nilmar has an agreement with Inter of Porto Alegre, but whether the club can reach anageement with us no one knows; Milan are among the clubs interested in Zapata. Nothing new on DeGuzman; Joan Oriol, meanwhile, says he is not going to force his way out of Vila-real, though Jaume Costa appears to have installed himself as the first-choice left back.

Finally, an odd tidbit: Radio Marca reports we are planning to sign goalkeeper Jaime from Valladolid. As the current Segunda "Zamora" he would seem an odd choice if all we are wanting is a third keeper. Hmmm....

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