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History of the Club

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On 2nd August 2019, UD Almeria enters a new stage when the Saudi magnate, Turki Al-Sheikh, acquired the shares of Alfonso García Gabarrón, thus becoming the new owner of the club. Sixteen years after the businessman from Murcia bought the club owned by Guillermo Blanes, this radical change took place since the minister of Saudi Arabia, with an impressive track record in the world of sports and business, was committed to an ambitious project in every way, unprecedented in Almeria. The expectation was enormous. The former Real Madrid midfielder Jose Maria Gutierrez was appointed head coach in November 2019. Next, the Portuguese Jose Gomes  took over for 9 months until the arrival of Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia aka Rubi on 28th April 2021.