Diego Martínez has been appointed as RCD Espanyol coach for the next two seasons, through to June 30th, 2024.
The Spanish coach, born in Vigo in 1980, played at the youth level for Celta Vigo, before beginning his coaching career at Imperio Albolote and Arenas de Armilla. He then took over at Motril CF (2007-2009), achieving great success. Martínez was then given a position in the Methodology Department at Sevilla FC and coached Sevilla FC C, whom he led to glory in the Copa de Campeones, and was subsequently incorporated into the coaching staff for the first team. In his time at Sevilla FC, he also took the B team to the “Segunda División”.
After a brief spell at Osasuna, the coach was handed the reins at Granada CF. In Andalusia, he achieved promotion to LaLiga, qualification for the Europa League, a quarter-final place in that competition (losing to Manchester United), and two excellent top-flight finishes. He would also take the team to the semifinals and quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Madrid-based Sports Law boutique ESQUAD Abogados advised both the new coach and his agent Juan Maraver with the firm´s founding partner Mario Resino Sastre.
The RCD Espanyol in-house team was led by the team´s head of Sports Law Álvaro Gómez de la Vega.