Although the sequel wasn’t as happy as the original, he didn’t have a lot of luck, notably in that VAR ‘masterclass’ at Tottenham, the sensational 3-2 comeback win against Arsenal that didn’t quite happen, and the Southampton equaliser created by a blatant handball with the grace of putting the cat out.
Personally, I liked Sánchez Flores. First impressions often count the most, and our inaugural discussion in 2015 - about his famous family - was an enjoyable introduction.
“For me, it is very important to entertain supporters. I compare this profession with theatre artists,” said Quique, who won the Europa League with Atletico Madrid in 2010 - beating Roy Hodgson’s Fulham in the final.
“When we are preparing a performance, it is important to create emotion in the stands. I have been many times in theatres and amazing places watching not only my aunt but some of the most brilliant dancers, artists and performers in Spain. Those experiences help me to try and be a better manager.”