Neither with Rubén, nor with Pedri, nor with Jesé, nor with Viera

Viera and Pedri during a training session in Barranco Seco. / C7

After four failed attempts since relegation in 2018, having great players on the payroll, it will be charged again

After competing for three seasons in the First Division, UD Las Palmas was relegated to the Second Division in the 2017-18 season, four years ago. During that period the yellow entity only had four coaches; first,
Manolo Jimenez who coached UD for fourteen games, and would be replaced by an old acquaintance on the island, such as
Paco Herrera, the man of the last promotion to the highest category. However, the Catalan coach did not arrive until the end of the season after adding just thirteen points in thirteen games. The person in charge of reversing the situation of the team during that campaign and almost three more was
Pepe Mel.

With the intention of returning to the so-called best league in the world, the team has steadily strengthened season after season to intensify, above all, the scoring plot in order to get goals that are worth points. have been made
quality signings to be able to compete with the big teams in the category and finish the course in the top positions of the table fighting for promotion.

Incorporations like that of the experienced striker
Ruben Castrothat being the star of the team that same year and that,
despite contributing 15 goals to the teamdid not serve for UD to get into the playoffs for promotion in the 2018-19 season.

the next course,
Pedro Gonzalez He was the great hope of UD, in the season in which Pepe Mel from Madrid would consolidate as yellow coach. In addition, the transfer of
Jonathan Vera until the end of the season, after several months of negotiation and uncertainty with Beijing Guoan. And finally,
Jesse Rodriguez, the last attacker from Gran Canaria, the star signing of the 2021-22 season, began with an enviable motivation and state of mind, scoring goals, participating in good team plays, even giving assists. However, his second round was not to anyone's liking, and on the 10th he ended up breaking his ties with Pius XII's entity and going to the Turkish Super League to try his luck at MKE Ankaragücü.

In the middle of last year, Mel would be dismissed, and in his place Xavier García Pimienta would land in Gran Canaria, a 'Barça-style' coach who fits perfectly with the squad and with the game philosophy of this club since, practically, his the beginning. In Pimienta's second season, the objective is to make up for the blow received in the playoffs, and to give the best version facing a league that is expected to be exciting with good signings in all plots, but, with no idea in the absence of a day for the beginning of the league, who will be the reinforcement in the offensive plot. It is not known for sure which player will start as an attacking reference.

This year, the V squared,
Viera and Vitolo, a perfect society, will be in charge of pulling the cart and standing up for the team in not-so-good situations, in what will be the fifth consecutive attempt to achieve the goal. And although some predict direct ascent, the reality is that you have to go step by step. The Smartbank League is a very long competition, with 42 days, in which there is no room for hasty speculation, as Viera already said.

This year 2022, the magician of the Fair is very motivated and sees the team committed to the new project that the club's board of directors and García Pimienta's coaching staff are forging. The UD captain is confident that it can be achieved. For his part,
Vitolo has practically gone a year without playingwith only brief appearances in four games for Getafe CF, but if there is one thing that is clear, it is that the winger will try to give his best level to help his teammates achieve the coveted promotion.

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