Fernando Hierro

Where is Fernando Hierro now?

Many people in the game were surprised when Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro signed for Bolton Wanderers, but he was persuaded by former team mates Steve McManaman and Ivan Campo.

Although he only spent one year at the club before finishing his playing career in 2005, many of the Bolton faithful were appreciative of the fact that he always put in a shift and wasn’t just at that club for a last big payday.

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After a few years enjoying retirement, Hierro returned to football in 2011 with Malaga where he was appointed as the club’s director of football.

He held the post for a year before leaving due to the club’s financial difficulties, even though they finished the season in fourth place and qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

In 2014 Fernando Hierro was back at Real Madrid replacing another club legend, Zinedine Zidane as the Spanish giant’s assistant coach working alongside manager Carlo Ancelotti.

After Ancelotti was sacked in May 2015, Hierro was asked to stay on as a coach by new manager Rafael Benitez but he refused the offer as he wanted to start a new career as a manager.

In June 2016, Fernando Hierro got his first taste of first team management when he was appointed head coach of Spanish Second Division side Real Oviedo.

Unfortunately his Oviedo side missed out on the promotion play offs on the last day of the season and Hierro left the club by mutual consent after spending just one season at the club.

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Fernando Hierro: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers

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