Most players of Lleida in the late nineties, including Tito Vilanova, are related to football with a lot of influence.
This Friday, the newspaper Segre recalled the free-kick that Tito Vilanova, Guardiola's successor as head coach of FC Barcelona, Lleida marked with Barça in the Copa Catalunya, 1998, the day that Louis van Gaal gave the alternative to José Mourinho, who was then his second.
Tito is not the only player that has followed bluish template linked to football. On the contrary, many effective Lleida of the season that 97/98 and arrived in the months that remain important in many areas of the game.
Without going any further, Nigerian Michael Emenalo is from last summer Chelsea sporting director, a finalist for this edition of the Champions. Raúl Ojeda holds the same position in Huesca, Gerard Escoda in Reus and Óscar Arias has already gone through the top leadership of Recreational Sports and Las Palmas.
Many coaches. Antonio Calderón is today without a team, Juan Carlos Moreno is second in the Numancia, Fran Navarro directs the Juvenil B of Espanyol and Quique Álvarez at Cadete A of Barça, that Sunday can claim champions League.
Vicente, captain of that team, is responsible for 'scouting' Chelsea in Spain and Portugal. There are also three players who are dedicated to the representation and to a greater or lesser extent are also connected to Tito Vilanova. Pep Setvalls worked with Josep Maria Orobitg agent, Tito and José Tárrega is the manager of Jordi Alba, which is very close to signing for Barça. José Vicente Simeón works for IMG.
A player still active. Marc Carballo is the captain of Tàrrega. (via MD)