UK time is: 12:10:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Coleman in Spain!

After leaving Fulham, Craven Cottage favourite, Chris Coleman found employment in Spain as coach of Real Sociedad.

With the Premier League now on hold due to mostly meaningless friendly international matches, we thought we`d do some investigation and see how Chris has been doing in Spain. It seems that, despite loving the experience, Chris has suffered mixed fortunes.

In pre-season, his side`s first three fixtures, all games his predecessor arranged, ended in draws prompting the often vociferous Spanish media to start haranguing the players.

Thankfully, Chris acknowledges that is just the way of life in Spain and he`s tried to convey to the media the size of the task ahead.

With the locals expecting promotion, Chris is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as far as his team is concerned.

Situated in a Basque area, the expectations are that the team should have a lot of Basque`s in its squad; indeed, even Spanish players from outside the region are often classified as foreign by the locals.

Unfortunately, one obstacle still to be overcome relates to that of learning the language with Chris openly admitting this frustrates him having to rely on the services of an interpreter.

With the Spanish season yet to commence, we`ll endeavour to keep you informed as to how Cookie gets on in yet another remarkable challenge in his life!

However, we`ll leave you with a couple of Chris` thoughts relating to his teams position,

"We will be the top scalp in the Spanish second division but I cannot wait to get to grips with the new season."

"All we can do is concentrate on winning games - nobody wants to hear excuses."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 21 2007

Time: 4:41PM

Your Comments

I really hope he makes a success of it, he was harshly treated by Fulham!
merlin
besides, him and Jose get on well :-)
merlin
he wasnt treated that badly!!
oranje_emu
He's been there for a while, and is currently securing the services of Crewe and Wales Left sided midfielder/defender David Vaughan.
LUFC1
Hope he does good there.
Frisky
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Symons Confirmed! (Thursday October 30 2014)

We Scored Two Tonight So That's Progress! (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Bees Play Down Trotta Links (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Stats: Fulham v Derby County (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Kit To Rotate (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Bizarre Bruce Rumours! (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Just A Matter Of Time (Saturday October 25 2014)

Trott On (Saturday October 25 2014)

Parker Backs Symons (Saturday October 25 2014)

Fulham 3 Charlton 0 (Saturday October 25 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Oldwolf 12
2. dobox 10
3. woodysweats 2
4. truezebra 1
5. acrossthepond 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Fulham 0 - 1 Millwall
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 3 - 0 Charlton
Fulham 4 - 0 Bolton
Fulham 0 - 1 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11
23. Birmingham 14 2 5 7 -16 11

Breaking League News

The Bolton Preview
Norwich : 31/10/2014 10:24:00
Villa to get rebuffed over Sako move
Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:14:00
Former Man Utd Keeper set to sign?
Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:09:00
Team news: Blackburn vs Reading
Reading : 31/10/2014 10:00:00
RUFC - Evans 'Pringle Is A Threat'
Rotherham : 31/10/2014 09:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wigan v Fulham?
Suggested By:  
Home win! 0%
Away win! 100%
Score draw! 0%
0-0! 0%