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Temporada 2006-2007


Fernando Sanz left the playing field in the middle of the pre season in Cartaya (Huelva) – with Marcos Alonso as new head coach – and started his journey in the offices as President. In November 2006, the Club voluntarily entered the necessary process of administration that re structured both the Sporting and institutional areas of the Martiricos.

The 06/07 league campaign did not start as expected and, after being defeated in the tenth game against Valladolid in La Rosaleda, Marcos Alonso was relieved of his post. Fernando Sanz backed a young coach as his first Choice since he took charge: Juan Ramón López Muñiz. The man from Gijón left the bench at U.D. Marbella in Group IV of Second Division ‘B’ and returned to the blue and white outfit, where several years before, he was second trainer to Juande Ramos.

The inevitable and necessary implementation of the Ley Concursal impacted on economic and sporting decisions that kept apart Uruguayans Romero, OJ and ‘Chengue’ Morales, and Fuengirola-born Manu, for a great part of the season. The winter departure of Salva Ballesta (ceded to Levante) and Cesar Navas (Racing Santander) was the prelude to the restructuring of the squad that, in the hands of Muñiz, gave entry to many reserve and youth team players committed to taking part in the challenge of staying in Second Division.

The union between the locker room, members of the Club, fans, Media and the blue and white management made it possible, for the city to get behind its team that needed its support Sunday after Sunday.

Even though he left in December, Salva Ballesta came out as top goal scorer with 11 goals and Antonio Hidalgo a close second with ten goals. Salva as well as Hidalgo scored a goal each in the King’s Cup.