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From Rayo to Móstoles - the journey back: a tribute to Juanvi Peinado. And players winning lawsuits? (13th June, 2017)

Juan Vicente Peinado, the Rayo B coach, announced that he would not continue with the club.

Hours later, fellow Madrid and Tercera club CD Móstoles URJC announced him as their new head coach.




This season, Rayo B were three points away.

Three points away from the relegation zone. Three points away from demotion to the fifth tier - the regional leagues - which they haven't played in since the 1987-88 season. Three points away from playing the B teams of some fourth tier clubs - the clubs Rayo B was playing this season.

At one point, it wasn't even a contest. There was a time when Rayo were releasing "inspirational" videos for their B team.

Even on the final day, Rayo B were far from safe. 18th place Alcobendas were on 44 points, 17th place Trival Valderas were on 46 points, joint with 16th place and Rayo B.

Thankfully, Rayo B's dismal 1-1 draw against Atlético Pinto didn't matter - Atlético Madrid's B team easily saw off Alcobendas 3-0. And bottom of the table Parla, who had accumulated just 16 points throughout the season before the game, pulled off an unexpected 1-0 away win at Trival Valderas to add 3 points to that tally.

Summing up the defensive weakness of the side was the fact that Rayo B scored 53 goals but conceded 48 goals, 116 yellow cards and 9 reds. Or, if you want a player to sum up the season, the fact that Rayo B's top goalscorer, striker Javier Ontiveros, who scored 11 goals, also collected 10 yellow cards.

Or, if you want a game to sum up the season, the fact that Rayo B traveled to Móstoles, were 3-1 up in the 83rd minute, and lost 4-3. And had a player sent off in the 58th minute.



Juanvi Peinado is returning to where he started. He began his career training the cadets of Móstoles whilst playing for the Tercera club. He left to coach a juvenil team of Trival Valderas, and then went on to make his first foray into professional football as goalkeeper coach of the first team of Leganés, and then as the coach of Leganés B in the Tercera.

A while later, Real Madrid came calling, where he trained the cadet and juvenil B teams for 3 years, in addition to helping Julen Lopetegui with the Real Madrid B team. He left Real Madrid to sign for Alcobendas Sport (different club from Alcobendas) in the Tercera, but 4 weeks later he goes to Villarreal to train the juvenil A for two seasons.

He came to Rayo in October 2013, replacing Antonio Díaz Carlavilla in the juvenil B team. A year and a half later, with Rayo B in need of a coach to see out the season, Juanvi was appointed to see out the season in March 2015.

That summer, he took the lead of the juvenil A side, and in the summer of 2016 the Rayo B job was his again, and this time for an entire season. And while results have not been the best, many players have had to put in a shift in the first team, and the summer transfer window wasn't exactly inspiring with Raúl Uche leaving for Leicester.

But think about all the players who he has mentored - Moi Gómez, Marcos Alonso, Gerard Moreno, Pablo Íñiguez, Fran Beltrán, Pablo Clavería, Joni Montiel and Sergio Akieme, to name a few. All are La Liga caliber players. All have shown their mettle at the highest level.

And all have credited the Madrid-born coach with their success.



CD Móstoles URJC isn't even the first club in Móstoles.

CD Móstoles was formed in 1955 - the club suffered relegation from the fourth level at the end of the 2011–12 campaign, thus returning to the regional championships. It folded shortly after, due an overall debt of €234,591, owed to its players from 2011–12 and past seasons. Every player of 2011–12 season sued the club for unpaid wages.

Guess who won that lawsuit?

The players.

No, I wasn't expecting that either.

CD Móstoles URJC, formerly CDE El Soto and CD Juventud Móstoles, was formed in 1996, but didn't have a senior team until 2005. The club has gone from the eight tier to the fourth in just nine seasons, with promotions in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2014.

The stadium that CD Móstoles once occupied, the 14,000-seater Estadio El Soto, is now theirs.




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