Team launches preparations for the new season and undergoes first training session under new coach "Juanma"
Al Sadd announced the signing of new Spanish coach Juan Manuel “Juanma” at a Press conference held on Monday, 20th June, 2022, in the presence of their CEO Turki Al Ali and Football Head Mohammed Ghanem Al Ali.
Juanma has been officially signed as Al Sadd's new coach for two seasons.
Turki Al Ali welcomed the new coach and wished him success with the team, which always aspires to compete strongly in all tournaments.
On his part, Juanma stressed that training Al Sadd was not only an opportunity to pass on his football experiences over the past long years to the players, but also a big chance for him to be coaching Al Sadd, given the club’s great value in Qatar, the region and Asia.
He added, "We'll continue the work that the Spanish coaches at Al Sadd have done in recent years, be they Xavi Hernandez or Javi Gracia. It's an honour for me to be in this club."
Regarding his goal and philosophy, he explained that the goal was always to achieve victories and that the coach’s task is to always make winning chances greater.
"My philosophy in football is to stay close to the opponents' goal and that specifically increases the chances of winning," he said.
Al Sadd launched their preparations for the 2022-2023 season by holding their first home training session, under the supervision of Juanma, in the absence of first-team players.