Monday July 8 2013
Marti: Primera return a must

Real Mallorca midfielder Marti says an instant return to the top flight is a must following last season’s relegation.

The 38-year-old is no stranger to La Segunda after previous spells with Mallorca B, Tenerife and Real Sociedad and recognises how difficult the 2013-14 campaign will be for Los Bermellones.

“It’s a very difficult division and has nothing to do with what we have been through in recent years.

Monday June 10 2013
Mallorca confirm Oltra as Coach

Recently relegated Mallorca have turned to former Deportivo Coach Jose Luis Oltra as their next Coach.

Oltra, who was sacked by Depor in January just six months after leading them back into La Liga, replaces Gregorio Manzano, who was not handed a new contract last week.

Acting President Lorenc Serra Ferrer indicated that Paco Herrera was in pole position to take over that the recently-relegated outfit, but negotiations reportedly stalled over the length of contract on offer for the former Celta Vigo man.

Monday February 11 2013
Paciencia departs from Depor

Deportivo are left searching for a third Coach of the season as Domingos Paciencia has resigned, after just six weeks in charge.

The Portuguese tactician replaced Jose Luis Oltra at the turn of the year and was backed in the transfer market with several moves to strengthen the squad.

Even so, the former Braga tactician has struggled to reverse the team’s situation, following up a win and a draw in his first two games with four consecutive defeats.

Friday January 18 2013
Valeron considering Depor future

Juan Carlos Valeron is reportedly considering his future at Deportivo, in light of apparently been left unhappy by recent events.

The 37-year-old veteran has been at Riazor since 2000 and has become an influential figure at the club both on and off the pitch.

He was believed to have played a part in Jose Luis Oltra’s appointment at Depor in 2011 and has been considered a point of consultation in recent years for President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro.

Monday December 31 2012
Oltra: Situation not irreversible

Jose Luis Oltra admits that he was surprised to be sacked by Deportivo at the weekend and has disagreed with the President’s assessment.

Augusto Cesar Lendoiro dispensed with Oltra over the weekend and reflected that it was a necessary move to try to reverse a situation that was looking ‘irreversible’ under Oltra.

Monday December 31 2012
Domingos in at Deportivo

Deportivo President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro has confirmed that but for some ‘small details’, Domingos Paciencia will be the team’s new Coach.

Sunday saw the President meet with and then sack Jose Luis Oltra, after a poor run of form before winter had seen the team drop to bottom in the table.

Monday December 31 2012
Lendoiro: Situation irreversible

Augusto Cesar Lendoiro has explained why he decided to relieve Coach Jose Luis Oltra of his duties at Deportivo.

The President met with and then sacked the 43-year-old on Sunday, less than 24 hours before the players are due back for post-winter break training.

“Circumstances ruled and he understood that he had arrived at a situation that needed turning around,” Lendoiro told reporters yesterday evening.

Sunday December 30 2012
Official: Deportivo sack Oltra

Jose Luis Oltra has been removed as Coach of Deportivo, with the team currently bottom of the Spanish Primera Division table.

Oltra, who took Depor to the Segunda Division title last term with a record haul of 91 points, has left his role after being called to a meeting with President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro on Sunday.

Sunday December 30 2012
Deportivo consider Oltra’s future?

Jose Luis Oltra could be out of a job this evening or handed one more chance as he meets with Deportivo President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro.

The club confirmed in a brief, late statement on their official website over the weekend that Lendoiro will be meeting with first team Coach Oltra on Sunday, 24 hours before the playing staff are due back to begin training.

Friday December 21 2012
Oltra: Depor to try everything

Jose Luis Oltra is fully aware of the gravity of Deportivo’s situation, after defeat to Espanyol on Thursday evening.

That 2-0 reverse at Cornella-El Prat leaves the Galicians rooted to the foot of the table, two points adrift of safety and at the moment having played a game more than the three teams immediately above them.

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