Final farewell to Preciado

A legend for all Racinguistas, Manuel Preciado was cremated today at the funeral home of Alisal .Relatives and representatives from both Sporting and Racing were in close attendance .

The hugely popular 54 year old was the victim of a fatal heart attack on Wednesday, only 24 hours after taking over the hot seat at newly relegated Villarreal .

Racing legends such as Munitis, Colsa and Pinillos were joined by Sporting’s Alcacer and Gerardo Ruiz , two players who were to follow Preciado to Villarreal from El Molinon

Also in attendance were the entire Racing B team who will play this weekend in Vigo in the push for promotion to Segunda B division.

Thousands have paid their respects and floral tributes have been laid at the homes of Sporting, Racing and also at Villarreal’s El Madrigal stadium.

• Preciado’s funeral service will be this afternoon in Santander. The Mayor of Gijon announced that she will make a proposal to have a street close by to El molinon named after him, his honesty and humility will be sorely missed throughout Spanish football.

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