Coach Javi Calleja will not continue next season at Villarreal CF, Despite finishing the season in Europa League positions, he says goodbye to a ‘Yellow Submarine’ whom he saved from relegation last season.
“Javi Calleja ceases to be Villarreal CF’s coach. The yellow club wants to thank you for your work, dedication and professionalism during his time as coach of the first yellow team and wishes him the best of luck in his sports career, “Villarreal said.
The Madrid native has led Villarreal in 131 official matches – with a balance of 57 wins, 30 draws and 44 losses-. This season the ‘Submarino’ has reached fifth place in The league, with a great stoppage due to coronavirus.
If after the last day of LaLiga he commented in the press room that he didn’t know what would happen to his future, and that he had to speak to the managers, this Monday the club has made it official that he will not have Calleja, trained in his time as a coach in grassroots ‘groguet’ football, for the next course.
As a grassroots coach, he won three leagues with the Junior A Division of Honor, in addition to a Spanish Champions Cup. Before making the jump to the first team, in the 2017/18 season, the Madrid coach managed Villarreal B, with whom he remained undefeated during his stay on the bench.
In his first season as a first-team coach, Calleja certified his qualification for the Europa League, with a fifth place finish in LaLiga. Last year, despite being fired, he was hired again and managed to stay in First Division.
As a player, Callejhe played in Villarreal CF’s first team in one of the club’s most important eras, reaching the Champions League semi-finals. In addition, he played on CD Onda when he was a subsidiary of Villarreal CF and in Real Madrid C, RSD Alcalá, Malaga CF and CA Osasuna.