The Mexican coach has taken over at Barça's next opponent, Leganés. And history is very much on the blaugrana side
Following a week off for internationals, Barça travel to Leganésthis weekend. The Madrid-based ‘cucumber growers’ have got off to a poor start in the league, and have drafted in the services of coach Javier Aguirre in a quest to climb away from the bottom of the table.
The Mexican, whose last position was as manager of the Egyptian national team, is a familiar face in La Liga, most recently at Espanyol from 2012 to 2014, a side that Barça boss Ernesto Valverde has also coached in the past.
History is on Barça’s side. Of 21 meetings with teams coached by Aguirre, only two have ended in defeats. Valverde also has a positive record in encounters between the managers.
Let’s take a look at the details:
Barça v Aguirre
Total games (all competitions): 21 (v Osasuna 8, v Atlético Madrid 7, v Espanyol 4, v Zaragoza 2) Record: Barça wins 22; Draws 4; Aguirre wins 2 Goals: Barça 51; Aguirre 16
Aguirre victories against Barça 2006/07: Osasuna 2-1 Barça (Liga) 2007/08: Atlético Madrid 4-2 Barça (Liga)
Biggest Barça win v Aguirre 2006/07: Atlético Madrid 0-6 Barça (Liga)
Valverde v Aguirre
Total games: 11
Valverde wins With Athletic v Osasuna (2) With Espanyol v Atlético Madrid (3)
Aguirre wins With Atlético Madrid v Espanyol (1) With Espanyol v Athletic (2)