Liga - Aguirre never doubted staying

Javier Aguirre says that he had no doubt that he would agree to stay on as coach of Espanyol this summer.

Liga - Aguirre never doubted staying

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Manager Javier Aguirre

The Mexican came in last November and turned around the Catalans’ fortunes, pulling them up from bottom of the table to mid-table security.

However, negotiations over extending his contract drew speculation due to the number of weeks it took for an agreement to be reached.

“From the moment I passed through the door at this club, I realised the significance of Espanyol, and not only in Spanish football,” Aguirre stated to reporters this week.

“From the first note I was in good hands. The president has always answered the phone and I have spoken every day with [sporting director] Oscar [Perarnau], there was no doubt that I would continue.

“Our objectives? The first goal is to secure League survival, then we look upwards. Planning is underway, since the last six games of the season.”

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