That marvellous word, which awakens so much excitement and passion, we live through football and for football; it is much more than a sport, it is our life. Personally I can say that it has given me a lot of happiness and satisfaction, as well as difficult moments, which I have learned from and emerged from stronger. Football forms part of my life: training, matches, different playing systems…
Juan Carlos spent more than 10 years under Villarreal FC body, escalating from academy director to second team head coach and ultimately to first team coach.
During his coaching periods he was able to conquer a promotion to second division with the second team, as well as Europa League semifinal in 2011 and a Champions League participation in 2012.
His base and knowledge of the youth system allowed him to promote more than 15 players to the first team.
Juan Carlos joins Brugge in November 2012, from then to the end of the season, the team is the one with more points won and qualifies for the Europa League.
In the 13/14 season he is unbeaten in the 7 games he coaches (5 victories and 2 draws), it’s then surprisingly sacked.
He developed important players such as Thomas Meunier, Carlos Bacca, Maxi Lestienne… A generation who woke up their market value.
The team competed at a very high level participating in three finals (Egyptian SuperCup, African SuperCup, CAF Confederation Cup).
He was able to become champions at two of them, the CAF Confederation Cup and Egyptian SuperCup.
In 2017 the team wins the Coupe de Trone and in 2018 they become CAF Champions.
In November 2019, he signed for the Étoile Sportive du Sahel in Tunisia, He arrives with the objective to play the African Champions and improve the performance of the team in the League where he is sixth in the classification.
After the irruption of Covid 19 and the cease of all competitions he is forced to left the club leaving it in a great situation being qualified at the first place of Botola League.