AthleticTOOndarru, father of Gaizka, saved the team with Man in 2006
ANDl Athletic is in the hands ofGaizka Garitano (43 years old) and coach of Bilbao Athleticsince the summer of 2017. The Vizcano technician, who will be accompanied byPatxi Ferreira, take care of taking Athletic out of the pit. The fight comes from family. Twelve years ago, the club looked at his father – Angel Garitano, Ondarru – to get him out of a similar situation.Ondarru, inseparable assistant of Man and couple protagonist in the ascent of the Alavs until the European sky of the UEFA final, lived that season as if it were his life. Now follow from the rostrum with identical passion.
Gaizka Garitano regains presence in a First Divisin bench after having beenat the head of Eibar and Deportivo (2016-17), which was his second and last team in the lite. In A Corua he was stopped after 27 games. The new Athletic coach has been summoned this morning to the club offices to discuss his new condition. Occupy the positioninterim until the celebration of the next elections, which is when the new president (Uribe-Echevarra or Elizegi) decides whether to give continuity to the position or return it to Bilbao Athletic.
Garitano start working this afternoon in the preparation of Thursday's match against Huesca, but above all, focus all their efforts on Monday's game against Girona. The Vizcano maintains a very good relationship with Berizzo, who faced off in the Galician derby when the two trained Deportivo and Celta. "He is one of the best coaches in the league, and before I thought about it, and now that I see him working every day, I am convinced that he is one of the best," the new manager of the Atletico bench said a week ago from his predecessor.