Manager (Entrenador)

Álvaro Cervera

Álvaro Cervera

 

Alvaro Cervera Díaz, known as Alvaro or Alvaro Cervera was born in Santa Isabel, Spanish Guinea, Spain, September 20, 1965 and is a former international football player and Spanish national team coach.

Born in Santa Isabel (now Malabo), on the island of Fernando Poo, capital of Spanish Guinea (now Equatorial Guinea). He grew up in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where he moved as a child.

Playing Career

He took his first steps in football at Tenerife. At 15 he moved to Cantabria, and played for Perines Atletico and Rayo Cantabria. At a young age he went to Racing Santander where he cam into his own as a professional player. He then played in other Spanish Primera Liga teams: Mallorca and Valencia and again for Racing. He finished his playing career in amateur teams: Eagles, Almería, San Fernando and Hercules, and finally hung up his boots in Ontinyent.

Coaching Career

His first job as a coach was for the College Football at Valencia, where he decided he really liked his time as a coach. His first professional job was for Catarroja in Valencia, where he replaced José Luis Oltra. He did very well and the following year he went to Villarreal Honor Juvenile Division, but did not finish the season.

The following season he returned to Catarroja when they returned to the Third Division, and did well, finishing in ninth place. He then he started in Castellón, and on June 7 won promotion to the Second Division.

On July 3 2012 he was confirmed as coach of CD Tenerife for the season 2012/13.

Spanish national team

He has played four games for Spain, debuting in Spain 2-1 Uruguay on September 4, 1991.