The Nigerian striker will miss most of the season with a ligament injury
Umar Sadikwho had been Real Sociedad’s star signing this summer, he will not be available for Imanol Alguacil until the last months of competition. This situation generated doubts in the txuri-urdin team, since they had the opportunity to go back to the market to look for a Substitute when dealing with a long-term injury. And they have already made a firm decision.
One of the reasons that made me think that the Royal Society was going to go to the market was that they have enough liquidity to undertake another signing. And it is that the sale of Isak left 70 million euros in the coffers of the club, so they have the economic power to go for a starting striker.
Real Sociedad’s decision after Sadiq’s injury
However, and despite the fact that they have evaluated the options offered by the market, in the end, Real Sociedad will not sign any striker. Imanol Alguacil will rely on Sorloth as the starting striker, while Karrikaburu and Carlos Fernández will fight for the role of substitute striker. Now, we just have to wait to see who wins the coach’s trust to be the team’s scoring reference.
Imanol’s plan at Real Sociedad
It seems that the directors of the Royal Society have liked the work that Imanol Alguacil has done in these 4 years. According to the president of the San Sebastian entity, Jokin Aperribay, and later confirmed by the coach himself, the link between the coach and the Basque team will be renewed for two more seasons.
In this way, Sheriff will be on the bench until the summer of 2025, since his current contract is signed until 2023. Of course, the coach could leave earlier if the results of the Oriotarra are not as expected. At the moment the Txuri Urdin team is located in box 11 with 7 points, and one more victory puts them in the European classification zones.
The directive of the Royal Society has liked the work of Imanol Alguacil
After his retirement as a footballer in 2003 playing for Burgos, Imanol Alguacil began his career as a coach, and in the winter market of 2013 he made his debut at Real Sociedad B. It was not until 2018 when he was promoted to the first team as interim after the bad results of the Reala painting by Asier Garitano.
Since the summer market of 2018, the Basque coach has been the head coach of Real Sociedad. He has directed 183 games with the first team, where he has obtained 78 wins, 49 draws and 47 losses, with a performance of 54.22%. His titles and achievements to date are the Copa del Rey 2020, won over Athletic.
If nothing goes wrong, Imanol Alguacil will renew until 2025 with Real Sociedad
Everything is ready in the Realas offices, to carry out the renewal of Imanol Alguacil until 2025. Now it only depends on the signature of the coach himself, who has never hidden his comfort and desire to continue in command of the San Sebastian team. This season they haven’t had the league start they wanted, but they aren’t that far down the standings either.
It should be noted that Alguacil has never managed a team other than Real Sociedad, however, the Oriotarra knows deep down that one day he will have to part ways with the Basque club. His dream is to lead the Spain team one day. And he believes that his work with the Txuri Urdin team has helped him achieve that goal.