Former players, coaches and sports directors with a great past approve the Real Murcia coach and consider that the arrival of reinforcements is urgent
The sports management trusts Mario Simón, as was clear at the Real Murcia Board of Directors meeting on Monday. The bad situation of the team in the classification of group 5 of 2nd RFEF, two points from the relegation after winning only one match of the last 7, put the coach grana on Sunday.
The hard defeat of the team in Alicante, which conceded a 3-0 at Rico Pérez in the dispute of a historic rivalry duel, caused the board of directors and Manolo Molina to face each other to reaffirm the manager of La Mancha. In the paprika environment, the continuity of Simón on the red bench is well seen. Former players, coaches and sports directors with a Murcian past, however, coincide in pointing out that Real Murcia has to get on with it.
Former player Manuel Palomeque, current La Unión coach, is clear that “Real Murcia should be among the top three.” The Cartagena adds that the bad moment that Mario Simón is going through may change, although he warns that he must be prepared for what may happen. “I understand that the situation can be reversed, but you have to be very prepared to be a Murcia coach or player, as well as to have personality.”
“It is necessary to make a significant financial outlay to bring in a prestigious player”
Vicente Carlos Campillo. Former coach grana
The Murcian Jesús Rosagro, a former player who lived through another of Murcia’s hard episodes with the double descent to the Third Division, in the 1995-96 season, sees the decision of the paprika directive to continue trusting Mario Simón to be correct. «I am not in favor of the coach’s dismissal because it seems too early to me. Giving confidence is correct so that I can work because the current qualifying situation of Murcia is not the real one. Rosagro recalls the need for Simón “to be convinced that the dressing room has the capacity to fix things. Nobody thought, not even in their worst dreams, that they would be in this situation, but you have to be positive, and I am. With an optimistic vision, Jesús Rosagro says: “Both the squad and Mario Simón deserve trust, and now is when we have to bet on them, even if we are all angry with how things are going.”
Changes in all lines
For a person who knows the Murcia bench perfectly, such as Vicente Carlos Campillo, who has led the club for six seasons, at different stages, the lack of perseverance on the pitch could be another key factor. “The team works well during certain phases of the matches and the objective is to achieve that continuity,” says the 70-year-old veteran coach who also insists on reinforcing a position: “It would be interesting to raise the level of competition with some more player, who can make a difference. Up at the top, a decisive man is needed to accompany Carrasco ».
“I am not in favor of the removal of the coach, it seems to me that it is too soon”
Jesus Rosagro. Former Murcian player
Campillo also reminds the Board of Directors that in the attack it is necessary to make a financial outlay to “bring in an uncle with prestige in the category.”
Pedro Asensio, former Murcia worker and former Jumilla sports director in Segunda B, who is currently part of the scouting department of Espanyol de Barcelona, believes that giving «continuity to Simón is correct because we must seek stability, since he is making a good job”.
Asensio adds that the economic instability in the red house has prevented Manolo Molina from planning the season better. “This year’s budget for the creation of the squad has been very limited for a team that wants to move up. There is an urgent need to incorporate three to five players with an important level ”.
The positions that should be reinforced, according to Pedro Asensio, are the center of the defense, to cover well the loss of Antonio López in the rear, several pieces in the middle of the field “because with Ganet it is not possible to tell everything that should and some players are not giving the level that was expected ». In his opinion, there is also an urgent need for a new tenant up front to accompany Andrés Carrasco and “improve the scoring record and competitiveness in the position.”