Pablo Hernandez has had a packed 2017, already. Not just with Leeds United, but with a Spanish club he’s been trying to save.
Back in March of this year, Sport Witness covered Hernandez’s failed first attempts to take over at Castellon.
The Leeds United player has previously been with Castellon and then Valencia, and a former teammate at both clubs, Angel Dealbert, was part of the plans. Castellon had a €100k+ tax debt and wages went unpaid, but Hernandez’s initial attempts were knocked back.
He persevered, and eventually managed to take the club over, and Hernandez and Dealbert are doing all they can to get the team, and club, back on a good footing. The lower league team had lost many fans under the old regime, but they’re coming back now.
A fan of the club is quoted by Spanish newspaper AS praising Hernandez and Dealbert: “They and president Montesinos have recovered the dream for us. We are already 10,000 subscribers!”
Hernandez has another year on his Leeds United contract, again with a renewal option, but surely sooner or later the 32 year will go back to Castellon, get on the pitch, and bring even more fans back to the club.
It’d make a great trip for some Leeds United fans too.