Escribá makes best debut as Yellows Manager
Escribá makes best debut as Yellows Manager


Valencian native Escribá has registered 67 points with the Submarine this season

Fran Escribá is the Manager to have achieved the highest number of points for Villarreal CF during his debut season with the Yellows, 67 points in total! This record only considers the coaches that completed a full season with Villarreal CF.

 List of Managers that completed a full season on their debut in the Spanish First Division: 

  1. Fran Escribá (2016/17): 67 points.
  2. Manuel Pellegrini (2004/2005): 65 points.
  3. Juan Carlos Garrido (2010/11): 62 points.
  4. Marcelino García Toral (2013/14): 59 points.
  5. Víctor Muñoz (2000/01): 57 points.

“We have had a great season”

Villarreal’s head coach, Fran Escribá, was very proud of the performance of his men against  Valencia CF in Mestalla. A victory by 1-3 that has sealed the presence of the Submarine in next year’s  UEFA Europa League edition. “We are all very happy. It’s always great to look forward, but today is a day that we should look backwards and see the magnificent season we have just concluded”, he said.

For Escribá, the merit of the team is enormous. We are very proud of them because the beginning of the season was very hard. I remember all the bad nights perfectly and that makes us even more happy. We have got many points. Getting to 67 is not easy and it deserves credit. We have competed very well and in big moments and against big teams we have always stepped up as a great group”.

About the match analysis, Valencian head coach concludes that it was key to have the ball possession during the second half: “It was a game to defend with the ball. Once we had it, they had more trouble. We are very proud of this 5th place. The players are very happy”.