Fernando Castro Santos

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Fernando Castro Santos
Personal information
Full name Fernando Castro Santos
Date of birth (1952-02-20) 20 February 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Poio, Spain
Teams managed
Years Team
1983–1988 Pontevedra
1988–1989 Arenteiro
1989–1995 Compostela
1995–1997 Celta
1997–1998 Braga
1998–1999 Sevilla
1999–2000 Tenerife
2000–2002 Poli Ejido
2002–2003 Braga
2003 Córdoba
2004–2005 Almería
2006–2007 Vecindario
2008 Poli Ejido
2010 Leixões
2010–2011 Pontevedra

Fernando Castro Santos (born 20 February 1952 in Poio, Pontevedra, Galicia) is a Spanish football manager.

During his career he worked in several clubs in his country, as well as in Portugal.

Football career

Santos began his managing career at only 30, with local Pontevedra CF, before moving to neighbours SD Compostela in 1989. During his six-year spell at the latter, he led the club from the fourth to the top division.

After helping Compos maintain its top flight status in the 1994–95 season, Santos stayed in the region, signing with Celta de Vigo and remaining there for two years.1 He started the 1997–98 campaign in Portugal with Sporting Clube de Braga, being sacked after a few months (the club eventually reached the domestic cup final) and returning to his country with Sevilla FC, in the second level.

Leaving Sevilla in the summer 1999 after the club's top division promotion, Santos spent the following years at CD Tenerife, Polideportivo Ejido, Córdoba CF, UD Almería and UD Vecindario - all in the country's second level, safe for 2000–01; he also spent some of the 2002–03 season again at Braga, meeting the same fate.

On 9 February 2010 Santos returned to Portugal, replacing sacked José Mota at Leixões SC.2 On 21 October he returned to his first team Pontevedra, replacing Ángel Viadero.

Personal

Castro Santos' son, Diego Castro, is a professional footballer. A winger, he represented with success Sporting de Gijón, playing several seasons in the Spanish first division.3

References

  1. ^ Fernando Castro Santos; Diario de Córdoba, 23 October 2003 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Castro Santos no Leixões (Castro Santos at Leixões); Leixões' official website, 9 February 2010 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Diego Castro y Fernando Castro Santos, duelo entre padre e hijo en Segunda (Diego Castro and Fernando Castro Santos, father-son duel in Segunda); Hoy Sport, 23 January 2008 (Spanish)

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