10 May 2012

Raül Agne, another would-be 'second' Tito

Mequinenza coach and was nominated for subsidiary bench a year ago.

Tito Vilanova would welcome the possibility that Raül Agne, former coach of Girona, is incorporated into the coaching staff as assistant coach, a post to which others also have chances Aureli Altimira and Jordi Roura, both members of the coaching staff and current.

Agnė has extensive experience in football knows perfectly Catalonia and Vilanova his qualities have closely followed his career, like other members of 'staff', as Domènec Torrent, former coach of Vilobí, part of the department 'scouting 'first team, where the club prepares reports for Pep Guardiola's rivals and Tito Vilanova.

Agne and was a candidate to replace Luis Enrique a year ago, when the Spaniard decided to go to Roma. The technical secretariat and Tito himself would have frowned upon his signing.

Narcis Julia, for example, was replaced by Agnė in 2010, when Julia joined the new azulgrana technical secretary constituted under the auspices of the first team coaching staff.

Before, Agnė had risen to Girona in the 2007-08 season to Second Division 'A', but the following season was dismissed shortly after the end after a poor run-off in the silver category.

In January 2010 he took to Recreativo Huelva, who avoided relegation, but returned to the bench of Girona, which also saved last season (2010-11), precisely the time when Barca probed for the subsidiary. He stayed in Girona and this season has not had the same fate, being dismissed midseason.

His first coaching clubs were Peralada and Palamós and as a footballer was formed in youth football at Zaragoza and played center in Girona, Figueres (though not agree with Tito), Binéfar, Palamos and again Girona.

His teams play offense and has a strong character, as demonstrated when he defended the use of Catalan in a press conference some time ago. (via MD)