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Alcaraz to leave Granada

By Football News



Granada's coach Lucas Alcaraz reacts during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Granada FC at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on October 4, 2013
Granada's coach Lucas Alcaraz reacts during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Granada FC at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on October 4, 2013

Lucas Alcaraz is set to step down from his position as Granada head coach, claiming the club needs "a new face".

The 47-year-old has been in charge at Los Carmenes since January 2013, having previously managed the club between 1995 and 1998.

But, after ensuring his boyhood club's Liga survival with a 1-0 win at Real Valladolid on Sunday, an emotional Alcaraz expressed his intention to step aside.

"As a member and as a fan, I think it’s time the team had a new face," he is quoted as saying.

"When I was a kid, I used to cry walking down Avenida de Madrid whenever Granada lost.

"I dedicate this survival to my family. The last month has been really tough, but we've got through it."

Alcaraz will reportedly hold a press conference next week to make his exit official.