BornApril 18, 2012


Francisco "Paco" Herrera Lorenzo is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current manager. Herrera started playing professionally with CE Sabadell FC in his native region, appearing in two Segunda DivisiΓ³n seasons with the team. After a two-season spell with Levante UD, Herrera retired from football with CD Badajoz in 1986 at the age of 32. Herrera was connected to his last club Badajoz for several years as a manager, first coaching its youth sides and later acting as assistant. Herrera then coached in the second level, with CD Numancia and CP Merida, the only complete one being 1998–99. After two seasons in division two, with Albacete Balompie and Polideportivo Ejido, Herrera was appointed at Recreativo de Huelva. In the 2004 summer he joined countryman Rafael Benitez's coaching staff in Liverpool as Assistant manager. Herrera left England in June 2006 and returned to his country, serving as director of football at RCD Espanyol for three seasons. On 4 February 2010 Herrera replaced Juan Carlos Garrido at the helm of Villarreal CF' reserve. Herrera was also in charge as the Galicians returned to the top flight at the end of the 2011–12 season, as runners-up.
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