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PEPE MEL

  • DATE OF BIRTH

    28/02/1963

  • COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    SPAIN

  • STATUS

    -

  • CLUB

    -

  • PREMIER LEAGUE SEASONS

    1

Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
18 3 6 9 20 32 15 17.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs West Bromwich Albion
Champions -
Manager of the Year -
Manager of the Month -
Other Honours

Rayo Vallecano
   Promotion to Spanish Segunda: 2007/08

Real Betis
   Promotion to Spanish La Liga: 2010/11

Career Summary

After learning his trade throughout the entirety of his coaching career in Spain, Pepe Mel was handed his first opportunity in the Barclays Premier League when he was appointed as West Bromwich Albion Head Coach on 9 January 2014, before he was relieved of his duties following the conclusion of the 2013/14 season.

The Spaniard replaced previous boss Steve Clarke after building his reputation with an impressive managerial career in his home country.

After retiring as a player in 1998, Mel spent time at Coslada, Merida and Real Murcia before succeeding Rafael Benitez at Tenerife in his first taste of top flight management in La Liga.

He couldn’t maintain the La Liga minnows’ top flight status but he then enjoyed spells at Getafe, Deportivo Alaves and Polideportio Ejido before taking over at Rayo Vallecano. He led Vallecano to promotion to the Spanish second division in 2007/08.

He nearly guided them to a second consecutive promotion before taking on his most recent role at Real Betis. In his first season there, Betis won the second division. He continued the club’s remarkable progress with a seventh-placed La Liga finish in the 2012/13 campaign, which resulted in qualification for the UEFA Europa League.

After being relieved of his duties in December 2013, Mel took on his first job in England at The Hawthorns. He parted company with the Baggies on 12 May 2014 after guiding the club to safety with a 17th place finish.

Playing Career
Clubs

Real Madrid: 1982-87
Osasuna: 1987
Castellon: 1987-89
Real Betis: 1989-93
Granada: 1993-95
Benidorm: 1995-96
Getafe: 1996-97
Ecija Balompie: 1997-98
Angers: 1998

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