There were many key factors that took Elche CF into Liga BBVA last campaign. The side, who are one big family, managed to game by game turn objective into reality. One of the principal names in this achievement is that of Fran Escribá.
"We the coaches agree that it is an individual award, but that it is backed up by teamwork from your players, from your technical team… I am very proud of them and everything this brings with it. Winning promotion requires effort from a lot of people, even more so after so many years. Every award we have received and every recognition is an award for a city and a whole fan-base", added the manager.
After several years working as a right hand man to Quique Sánchez Flores, with whom he formed a successful partnership, Escribá had the opportunity to take the reigns at Elche. The 48 year-old could not have dreamt of a more positive first campaign as a manager, returning Elche to Liga BBVA 24 years after they were last their.
Getafe CF, Valencia CF, SL Benfica and Club Atlético de Madrid his first destinations in the world of football, collecting big prizes like the UEFA Europa League in 2009/10 and European Supercup in 2010 with Atlético, and the League Cup in Portugal with Benfica.
Elche’s impressive play throughout the season, the 82 points they achieved in gaining promotion, and the general feel-good factor returned to their fans sees Fran Escribá named as Best Coach in Liga Adelante.