Aguirre sees out storm with Leganés and finds La Liga survival in sight

“I’m here to clear the rubbish from the players’ heads,” Aguirre said that day. Six weeks on he has done, sweeping it away swiftly. it’s startling how easily he has won them over, how little it takes for players to fall into his spell. For people to. Full disclosure here: journalists too find it hard to not be drawn towards him, a depth and directness to the way he talks, responding to everyone by name, an enthusiasm and a willingness to interact, to interrupt from platitudes and cliche.

His press conferences are a show, but they are doing not desire it’s for show; rather, they feel more real, honest, a glimpse of the way he’s with everyone. “What you see is strictly what he’s,” one friend insists. If anyone proves that swearing is big and is clever, it’s Aguirre: charismatic and entertainingly sweary, cabrones, carambas and chinga madres cluttering his speech. He’s the coach who used a news conference to graphically explain the difference between a Spanish up yours and Mexican one and in another defended himself after being sent off for calling the referee a son of a bitch by protesting “that’s the way I talk”. He then proved it by rattling through the swearwords as if he was against the clock in some pottymouthed giveaway. He’s also the coach who rescued Espanyol and Real Zaragoza, took Osasuna to a barely believable Champions League qualification and who, in Marca’s words this morning, has now performed another “miracle” south of Madrid. agen sbobet online

Aguirre has made Leganés more aggressive, defensively strong, direct, the structure simpler. Training is more intense and he’s always demanding more. It’s not always the prettiest – “If only we could play better,” he said – but he has trusted in Braithwaite, Óscar, En-Nesyri, Roque Mesa, his ball players, and insists that his “style” is simply to “get points”. Rodrigues came in on the left side of a back five while Jonathan Silva, who had played there before, moved inside. Rodrigues had started just one occasion before Aguirre came; within the four starts since, he has scored one, provided two and been sent off. Meanwhile, Silva has been superb as a centre-back. Not that Aguirre claims credit: “[Dimitris] Siovas got injured and that we put him in”, he laughed. “He’d barely warmed up, he came on and he played spectacularly.” En-Nesyri said he wouldn’t celebrate scoring any goals until there was a reason to celebrate, some hope. Scoring in the least would be a start – he had only one beforehand – and he soon got that. Under Aguirre, he has scored three in five. Braithwaite has scored within the last two games. Mesa and Óscar are performing either side of Rubén Pérez. agen sbobet terpercaya