Albert Celades bids farewell to the RFEF

Ciudad del Fútbol 18 Jul 2018
Albert Celades has left his role as U21 Head Coach after six years of dedication and engagement. RFEF thanks the coach for his work, professionalism and commitment and wishes his the best of luck

Celades leaves the Federation after a whole life linked to the Spanish football house, where he played in the grassroots teams until his debut with the National Team, where he earned four caps and was called up for the '98 France World Cup. 

As coach, he joined the RFEF in 2013 as U16 manager. In May of 2014 he took over the U21 squad, where recently he was runner-up champion in Poland 2017. In the 2014 Brazil World Cup and the 2018 Russia World Cup he carried out the role of assistant coach. This morning he arrived at the Ciudad del Fútbol to personally say goodbye to RFEF President, Luis Rubiales, who wished him all the best. 


After 5 wonderful years as coach at the RFEF it is time to close an important chapter of my life. It was a difficult decision to make, knowing the current U21s situation, all the matches won so far and only a win away from qualifying for the final stage. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy my joy, to have the privilege of enjoying unforgettable experiences with friends and colleagues. 
I wish to thank my colleagues from the RFEF's technical staff, everyone who is part of the U21 squad and all the academy teams, all the club coaches and the federations for helping me carry out my job. I would also like to thank all the players with whom I have worked fro their effort and dedication. It has been very gratifying to see how they have evolved from the academy teams and many have made it to the National Team or professional football. 

Good luck and success to all the national teams, I hope you reach all your goals.