Spanish Second Division Experiencing Historic Lack Of Coaching Changes Through 14 Games
The Spanish second division has "still not had a firing of any of its 22 coaches, which is significant at this point in the season -- after 14 games -- when recent years are taken into account," according to García & Díaz of MARCA. While La Liga side Osasuna replaced coach José Luis Mendilibar with Javi Gracia, the second division "has kept all the coaches that started the season in August." Not once in the "last two decades have so many games in a season taken place without a firing of a coach." Last season, the first firing occurred after nine matches. In both the '11-12 and '10-11 seasons, the first firings "came after just four games" (MARCA, 11/19).