Sheffield Wednesday recently confirmed Xisco Muñoz as their new manager – and he has now added his trusted lieutenant Roberto Cuesta to work alongside him.
The Owls announced the man that they’ve chosen to replace Darren Moore earlier this month and the boss has now overseen his first two friendlies.
In an initial interview with Rob Staton of BBC Sheffield, the Spanish boss gave some very vague information on who will be joining him.
Muñoz has been out of work since January when he was sacked by Anorthosis after just three months in charge.
The 42-year-old has lots to offer the South Yorkshire-based club. He’s now made his first move by bringing in Cuesta to help him lead a Wednesday charge.
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The need for Wednesday to add a technical team to help Muñoz was evident; with Moore’s staff all departing.
Assistant manager Jamie Smith and coaches Jimmy Shan, Simon Ireland and Adriano Basso all departed last month.
Cuesta is the same age as Muñoz and the pair worked alongside each other during their time at Watford when promotion was secured.
Like the new Wednesday boss, Cuesta is also Spanish and when he worked with Muñoz at Dinamo Tbilisi the pair won the Georgian Premier League title.
The only difference this time is that Cuesta hasn’t been named as the Wednesday assistant manager and is instead considered the first-team coach. Miguel Munoz will take on the role as the club’s second in command.
Roberto Cuesta is new Sheffield Wednesday coach
The coach earned his qualifications in football coaching at Universidad Camilo Jose Cela and the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
He spent three years as a coach at the Marcet Football Academy in Barcelona. These days he holds a UEFA Pro License.
Much like Muñoz, the assistant manager is still in the early stages of his career as a coach and he’s still learning his trade in the professional game.
The fact he didn’t really have a professional playing career to speak of might alarm some; although that isn’t overly uncommon these days.
Cuesta will be delighted to be back to the day-to-day grind. He’ll also be pleased to be working alongside Muñoz once again.
Together they formed quite a team at Watford and the hope will be they can have a similar impact on the current crop at Hillsborough.