The former Real Madrid B team and youth team manager, Alberto Toril, has been unveiled as the new manager of Elche on a one-year-contract with an option for a further 12 months. As a player, 42-year-old Toril had expensive experience as a midfielder in the Segunda Division of La Liga, with his longest spells at Extremadura and Albacete having started his career as a Real Madrid B team player who had a couple of outings for the first team 23 years ago.

His management career since 2002 has concentrated on youth teams before a two-year-spell in charge of the Real Madrid B squad between 2011 and 2013 which ended in his sacking after a six-nil thrashing by Eibar that saw his team rooted at the bottom of the Segunda B division. Toril has been out of management since then.

Toril is the pick of Elche’s recently appointed sporting director José Luis “Chuti” Molina, who moved swiftly after previous choicem  the ex-Levante boss Lucas Alcaraz  changed his mind about signing a two-year contact with the Ilicitanos, after his close friend, the former sporting director Ramón Planes resigned.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday and accompanied by Chuti and Elche president, Diego Garcia, said that he had come to a club with ambition and enthusiasm.

“There is a great opportunity ahead of all of us and together we will grow. I want to thank Chuti, who knows me well, for the personal and professional confidence that he has shown in me and I hope to create a team that will never give up”.

Toril refused to make any predictions about the forthcoming season but emphasised that everybody should come together in a united effort and to take Elche “where it ought to be”.       

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