Manolo Cardo Entrenador del Sevilla FC

Cardo spent five seasons in charge of the first team, from 1981/82 to 1985/86. Before that, he had coached the youth teams of Sevilla FC and Sevilla Atlético. His first match as coach was a resounding success when he won 1-4 at La Romareda, with four goals from Pintinho and Francisco's debut. When he took over, he found the team in second-to-last position, but managed to turn the situation around and finish seventh, which meant they could play in the UEFA Cup the following season. The following season, the team continued its upward trend and fifth place was another year in which they were able to qualify for European competition. The following seasons the team occupied mid-table positions, and in 1986 Cardo was forced to leave the club due to a disagreement with some of the club's directors.