LALIGA

LaLiga managerial merry-go-round

Luis Enrique - Barcelona

Despite not repeating last year's treble, Luis Enrique has extended his contract with the Catalan club through to June 2017 and with his team in the Copa del Rey final and in pole position to retain their LaLiga title the Asturian is set to complete a third tern at Camp Nou.

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Zinedine Zidane - Real Madrid

The Frenchman was promoted to first team coach following his stint with "B" team Real Madrid Castilla after Rafa Benitez was dismissed in early January 2016. His five months on the bench have seen a positive dynamic return to the team and the 43 year old has taken the club to the Milan 28 Champions League final. Bernabeu insiders claim Florentino will offer a year contract to the Frenchman following his work.

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Diego Simeone - Atletico Madrid

What "El Cholo" has achieved at the Calderon club is remarkable. He took over a club in chaos that had been recently knocked out of the cup by Albacete and meandering in mid-table. In his time at the Manzanares club he has secured a Europa League, Uefa Super Cup, Copa del Rey and a league trophy breaking the Madrid-Barça duopoly. He has also steered his side to another UCL final on May 28 where they face Madrid in Milan.

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Marcelino Garcia Toral - Villarreal

Marcelino has been instrumental from steering the "Yellow Submarine" from the dark waters of the second tier to the semi final of the Europa League and fourth place in this season's LaLiga table ensuring Champions League football at El Madridgal next year. A guarantee for next season with the 50 year old on a deal to keep him at the club through to 2019.

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Eduardo Berizzo - Celta Vigo

The Argentine will be at Balaidos for another season after taking Celta into next year's Europa League. A sparkling start to the current campaign which included a 4-1 home win over Barcelona saw the Galician side emerge as the early surprise package. The 46 coach year will have to contend with losing star player Nolito during the close season.

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Ernesto Valverde - Athletic Club

A successful season at San Mames saw Valverde steer his "Lions" to a Europa League place after a positive campaign for the Basque side. Elimination in the Copa del Rey semi final to Barça and a cruel exit to Sevilla on penalty kicks in the Europa League quarter final were momentarily lows for the team and Valverde will hope to take his men one step further in 2017.

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Unai Emery - Sevilla

Unai Emery's contract at the Sanchez Pizjuan expires on June 30, 2017 and once again the Basque coach has been instrumental in forging a solid team who excel in cup competition following the Andalusian side reaching the Europa League final on May 18th (v. Liverpool). Emery has another chance to claim silverware as they face Barcelona in the 2015/16 Copa del Rey final on May 22.

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Javi Gracia - Malaga

Gracia will stay on at La Rosaleda following the announcement in mid-March that he had extended his contract with the Costa del Sol club. Despite a slow start to the current campaign and having to deal with key departures, Gracia has forged a solid side blending experience and youth in his Malaga team.

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Eusebio - Real Sociedad

Eusebio has a deal that will keep him at Anoeta through to June 2017. The Valladolid born coach took over from David Moyes following a disappointing spell for the Scottish coach in San Sebastian. With a good knowledge of the youth set-up, club president Jokin Aperribay has publicly backed the 52 year old coach.

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Quique Setien - Las Palmas

If one coach stands out this season for turning the fortunes of a team around then the name Quique Setien must be high on the list of candidates. Taking over a Las Palmas side who seemed destined for a return to the second division, the former Lugo coach steered the Canary Islanders to mid-table security.

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Pako Ayestarán - Valencia

The Mestalla bench has seen the hottest seat in the Spanish top flight football this season with three coaches passing through the club (Nuno, Neville and Pako). Valencia have been a major disappointment and word from our local sources points to Julen Lopetegui as a possible candidate for the 2016/17 season.

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José Luis Mendilibar - SD Eibar

Eibar, as they did the previous season, had a spectacular first round of games and secured enough to points to sustain the poor second series of matches where the wheels fell off for the Gunners. Securing salvation mid April has seen the 55 year old issued with a one year extension deal.

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Victor Sanchez - Deportivo

Draw specialists Deportivo suffered unduly and only sealed their mathematical safety last weekend. Despite his recent extension, the Galician side's dramatic drop in form in 2016 has local media speculating that Sanchez is unlikely to be on the Riazor bench come the 2016/17 campaign.

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Gustavo Poyet - Real Betis

Uruguayan Poyet made his name in Spain as a player with Real Zaragoza and a return to LaLiga as a coach was always a possibility. The first new face of the 2016/17 season joins Betis on July 1st following spells with Sunderland, Brighton and recently in Greece with AEK Athens. "The man to take Betis forward" is how club president presented the 48 year old yesterday.

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Constantin Gâlcă - RCD Espanyol

Former Espanyol player, Galca was drafted into the Barcelona based club in December 2015 following the dismissal of Sergio. The future of the Romanian is uncertain as new Chinese owners Rastar set their sights on Champions League football.

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Juan Eduardo Esnaider - Getafe

Getafe president Angel Torres made a brave move in drafting in the Argentinian coach with just a month of fixtures ahead in the current campaign. Esnaider holds the ace in the relegation battle knowing that a win against Betis will see the Madrid based team secure top flight status and in turn earn him a contract extension.

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Jose Manuel González - Granada

Jose Manuel González secured top flight football for Granada following their impressive 1-4 away win on Sunday in Sevilla. Gonzalez took over a stricken side as Sandoval failed to generate a positive dynamic for the Andalusian team.

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Abelardo - Sporting Gijon

Sporting's survival in their return to the top flight hangs by a thread. The Asturian team have to beat Villarreal on Sunday and hope that Getafe and Rayo fail to secure maximum points to keep their aspirations alive. Despite being a club legend, the outcome of Sunday's game may have a distinctive bearing on Abelardo's' tenure on the El Molinon bench.

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Paco Jemez - Rayo Vallecano

Rayo's failure to secure a point in Sunday's game against Real Sociedad has the Madrid based club in serious trouble. The "Franjirojos" now don't control their destiny with many fans fearing the worst come Sunday an preparing for a season ahead in the second tier. Paco Jemez declared this morning in a flash press conference that he is prepared to stay with the club even in the 2nd flight.

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Rubi - Levante

Rubi had the ignominious accolade of overseeing the first team to seal relegation to the Spanish second tier following their 1-3 defeat in Malaga. The future of the coach in Segunda is unclear despite club president Pina stating that he wanted the 46 year old to stay on "whatever happened".

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