Villarreal coach tragically dies after first day in job

Updated: June 7, 2012

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Villarreal coach Manuel Preciado (54) has tragically died of a heart attack just one day after taking charge of the recently relegated Spanish side.

Villarreal announced yesterday they had reached an agreement with Preciado to take charge of the club next season, and he was set to be presented to the media tomorrow.

However, Villarreal said in a statement this morning “The coach Manuel Preciado died overnight in Valencia as a result of a heart attack.

“The Cantabrian, who had been chosen by Villarreal to lead next season’s project, was 54 years old.

“Villarreal want to express their deepest sorrow at the sad loss and want to offer their condolences to his family and all his relatives.”

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