Former Spanish midfielder who spent 5 years with Real Madrid and 7 years with FC Barcelona before becoming a manager; played in three World Cups as a member of the Spanish national team from 1991 to 2002.
He started his senior career with Sporting B in 1988.
He became manager of Celta in 2013 after a season at the helm of Roma.
He married Elena Cullel in 1997. They have children named Xana, Sira and Pacho.
He played alongside Carles Puyol on FC Barcelona from 1999 to 2004.