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Ex-Atletico coach Pepe Murcia in critical condition after heart attack

Murcia, who is currently manager of Legrius Inter in Finland, went into cardiac arrest during training on Friday. He coached Atletico Madrid for a 21-game spell in the 2005/06 season.

Ex-Atletico coach Pepe Murcia in critical condition after heart attack
TONI RODRIGUEZ DIARIO AS

Ex-Atletico Madrid coach Pepe Murcia is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack in Finland.

Stable but critical state

Murcia, who is currently manager of Legrius Inter, went into cardiac arrest during training on Friday. According to El Larguero the 51-year old was near death after he was initially unable to be revived, however he is now in a stable but critical state in a Helsinki hospital.

Murcia with Fernando Torres in 2005

During his career as a player Murica played for hometown Córdoba before going on to coach the side. He later took charge of Atlético Madrid reserves before taking over as first-team coach for a spell of 21 games in 2005/06, replacing Carlos Bianchi.

After leaving Atleti, Murcia went on to coach Xerez, Castellón, Celta, Albacete and Salamanca. He started as Legrius Inter coach in June this year.