Lucas Alcaraz

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Lucas Alcaraz
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Alcaraz as Recreativo manager in 2009
Personal information
Full name Luis Lucas Alcaraz González
Date of birth (1966-06-21) 21 June 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Granada, Spain
Youth career
Jaén
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1994 Granada
Teams managed
1995–1998 Granada
1998 Almería
1999–2000 Dos Hermanas
2000–2003 Recreativo
2003–2005 Racing Santander
2005–2006 Xerez
2006–2008 Murcia
2008–2009 Recreativo
2009–2011 Córdoba
2011–2012 Almería
2012–2013 Aris
2013–2014 Granada
2014–2015 Levante
2016 Elche
2016–2017 Granada
2017 Algeria
2017 Algeria A'
2017–2018 Almería
2018 Zaragoza
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luis Lucas Alcaraz González (born 21 June 1966) is a Spanish retired footballer, and is a manager.

In a managerial career of over two decades, he competed in ten La Liga seasons at the helm of Recreativo, Racing de Santander, Granada and Levante, he was also in charge of five clubs in Segunda División, winning promotion with Recreativo and Murcia, and had a brief spell in international selection with Algeria.

Football career[edit]

Born in Granada, Andalusia, Alcaraz started coaching with Granada CF in 1995 at the age of 29, achieving two top-four finishes in the third division in his three-year spell but failing to promote in the playoffs. In the following two seasons he managed in the same category and region, with Almería CF and Dos Hermanas CF, suffering relegation with the former.

In June 2000, 34-year-old Alcaraz signed for Recreativo de Huelva,[1] helping the oldest club in Spain return to La Liga after an absence of 23 years in 2002,[2] behind champions Atlético Madrid and Racing de Santander. Even though Recre returned to the second level immediately, they also managed to reach the final of the Copa del Rey, losing 0–3 to RCD Mallorca.[3]

Alcaraz then moved to Racing Santander, being sacked midway through the 2004–05 campaign due to bad results,[4] he spent the following two seasons in the second division, helping Real Murcia promote in 2007[5] but being immediately relegated afterwards – he was fired on 6 March 2008 –[6] and meeting the same fate with his following club, Recreativo.[7]

In the summer of 2009, Alcaraz signed with another team in his native Andalusia, Córdoba CF (second level),[8] helping the side finish tenth in his first season. In late June 2011, he re-joined Almería – now called Unión Deportivafreshly relegated from the top division.[9]

On 3 April 2012, after only four points in six games and no wins, Alcaraz was relieved of his duties.[10] On 30 January of the following year, after a very short spell in Greece with Aris Thessaloniki FC,[11] he returned to his country and Granada, with the club now in the top tier.[12]

Alcaraz was appointed at Levante UD on 21 October 2014, replacing fired José Luis Mendilibar after just eight rounds.[13] On 25 October of the following year, following a 0–4 home defeat to Real Sociedad, he was sacked.[14]

On 11 June 2016, Alcaraz was announced as the new Elche CF manager,[15] only to refuse the job six days later.[16] On 3 October, he began his third spell at Granada.[17]

As the team stood second from the bottom in the table, Alcaraz was relieved of his duties on 10 April 2017.[18] Three days later, he was appointed at the helm of the Algeria national side,[19] but was sacked in October after failing to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, receiving a €345,000 payout.[20]

Alcaraz returned to Almería on 16 November 2017, replacing Luis Miguel Ramis,[21] he resigned the following 24 April, after an eight-match winless run.[22]

On 22 October 2018, Alcaraz was appointed Real Zaragoza manager in the place of sacked Imanol Idiakez.[23] On 17 December, he was himself dismissed.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Alcaraz's father, Felipe, was a politician and a writer, being a longtime secretary-general of the Communist Party of Andalusia,[25][26][27] his grandfather was Manuel González, and his namesake his uncle.[28]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 December 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Granada Spain October 1995 February 1998 106 44 35 27 041.51 [29]
Almería Spain July 1998 November 1998 11 2 5 4 018.18 [30]
Dos Hermanas Spain July 1999 June 2000 39 14 17 8 035.90 [31]
Recreativo Spain July 2000 June 2003 134 47 51 36 035.07 [32]
Racing Santander Spain July 2003 February 2005 68 20 16 32 029.41 [33]
Xerez Spain July 2005 June 2006 46 20 15 11 043.48 [34]
Murcia Spain July 2006 March 2008 71 25 22 24 035.21 [35]
Recreativo Spain November 2008 June 2009 34 8 8 18 023.53 [36]
Córdoba Spain July 2009 June 2011 92 31 27 34 033.70 [37]
Almería Spain July 2011 April 2012 35 15 14 6 042.86 [38]
Aris Greece December 2012 January 2013 8 2 4 2 025.00 [39]
Granada Spain January 2013 June 2014 57 19 9 29 033.33 [40]
Levante Spain 21 October 2014 25 October 2015 43 10 13 20 023.26 [41]
Elche Spain 11 June 2016 17 June 2016 0 0 0 0 !
Granada Spain 3 October 2016 10 April 2017 26 5 6 15 019.23 [42]
Algeria Algeria 13 April 2017 18 October 2017 5 2 0 3 040.00
Algeria A' Algeria 13 April 2017 18 October 2017 2 0 1 1 000.00
Almería Spain 16 November 2017 24 April 2018 21 6 6 9 028.57 [43]
Zaragoza Spain 22 October 2018 17 December 2018 8 1 2 5 012.50 [44]
Career Total 806 271 251 284 033.62

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Recre presenta a L. Alcaraz" [Recre present L. Alcaraz] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 June 2000. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "La euforia se desata en Huelva con el anhelado ascenso recreativista" [Euphoria rampant in Huelva with long-waited recreativista promotion] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 20 May 2002. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Eto'o pone Mallorca a brindar" [Eto'o has Mallorca toasting]. El País (in Spanish). 29 June 2003. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  4. ^ "El Racing destituye a Alcaraz y Nando Yosu se hace cargo de equipo" [Racing fire Alcaraz and Nando Yosu takes charge of team]. El País (in Spanish). 9 February 2005. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  5. ^ "El Murcia ya está en Primera" [Murcia already in Primera]. El País (in Spanish). 13 May 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  6. ^ "El Real Murcia destituye a Lucas Alcaraz y ficha a Javier Clemente" [Real Murcia fire Lucas Alcaraz and sign Javier Clemente]. ABC (in Spanish). 6 March 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  7. ^ "El Recre destituye a Zambrano y le sustituye por Lucas Alcaraz" [Recre sack Zambrano and replace him with Lucas Alcaraz]. Marca (in Spanish). 7 October 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  8. ^ "El Córdoba llega a un acuerdo con Lucas Alcaraz" [Córdoba reach agreement with Lucas Alcaraz]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  9. ^ "El Almería firma por una temporada a Lucas Alcaraz" [Almería sign Lucas Alcaraz for one season]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 26 June 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz deja de ser entrenador del Almería" [Lucas Alcaraz no longer manager of Almería]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 4 April 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz dimite en el Aris" [Lucas Alcaraz resigns at Aris]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 29 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  12. ^ "El Granada destituye a Anquela y ficha a Lucas Alcaraz" [Granada fire Anquela and sign Lucas Alcaraz]. Marca (in Spanish). 30 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, nuevo entrenador del Levante UD" [Lucas Alcaraz, new Levante UD manager] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 21 October 2014. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  14. ^ "El Levante prescinde de los servicios de Lucas Alcaraz" [Levante release Lucas Alcaraz] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, nuevo entrenador del Elche C.F." [Lucas Alcaraz, new manager of Elche C.F.] (in Spanish). Elche CF. 11 June 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz renuncia a entrenar al Elche" [Lucas Alcaraz renounces to manage Elche]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  17. ^ "New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz plans escape from relegation trouble". ESPN FC. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, destituido como entrenador del Granada" [Lucas Alcaraz, fired as manager of Granada]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 10 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach". BBC Sport. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Alcaraz empoche 345 000 euros après son limogeage" [Alcaraz pockets €345,000 after his dismissal] (in French). Où Va L'Algérie. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz firma como nuevo entrenador del Almería" [Lucas Alcaraz signs as new manager of Almería]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 16 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  22. ^ "El Almería y Lucas Alcaraz llegan a un acuerdo para rescindir el contrato" [Almería and Lucas Alcaraz reach an agreement to terminate the contract] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  23. ^ "El Real Zaragoza apuesta por el magisterio de Lucas Alcaraz" [Real Zaragoza bet on the teaching of Lucas Alcaraz] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  24. ^ "El Real Zaragoza prescinde de los servicios del técnico Lucas Alcaraz" [Real Zaragoza relieve manager Lucas Alcaraz of his duties] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  25. ^ "El hijo del comunista" [The son of the communist]. Diario Córdoba (in Spanish). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
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  27. ^ "Lucas Alcaraz, el andaluz que vino del este" [Lucas Alcaraz, the Andalusian who came from the East] (in Spanish). Il Catenaccio. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  28. ^ "González, leyenda tras 13 temporadas como rojiblanco" [González, legend after 13 seasons as red-and-white] (in Spanish). Granada CF. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
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