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UD Almería say goodbye to 2023/24 season with firm intention of returning to Primera

The first-team members are on holidays until the beginning of July. 'The objective and obligation is to move back up to the top flight,' says the squad

The 2023/24 season has come to an end for the UD Almería first team, who have been relegated to Segunda with the firm intention of trying to move back up to top tier of Spanish football. That is why they work in the Club because there are competitions that are still in contention as the professionals have a contract until 30th June… After the recently completed campaign, it's time to start with a clean slate. Almost all the footballers have their continuity signed, although obviously there will be changes to the retained and release lists, especially after relegation. 

'Now it's time to clear our heads and come back with our batteries recharged,' highlights Álex Centelles, who asks everyone, fans included, to make an end to a season that has been atypical and tragic' because of how it has planned out. But while some players rest, others are immersed, since the relegation against Getafe CF was mathematically confirmed, in the planning that has to be ideal. 'The objective and obligation is to win promotion to Primera,' says the squad.

It will be very complicated, but not at all impossible because UD Almería already have experience in this matter. This does not exclude recognising: 'The Segunda Division is kind of scary,' as Alex Centelles emphasises in light of how the competition is in the second tier. 

The 2024/25 season will begin, barring last-minute changes, on 16th August... It could even be 15th Thursday, which is a public holiday in Spain, and will end on 1st June 2025 as soon as to the regular season is complete,  because then there are also play-offs. UD 

UD Almería will begin medicals and training during the first days of July and the idea is to start with an important base. Radovanović, who does not hesitate to state: 'We must take responsibility and the total commitment to try to earn promotion. The pre-season is fundamental,' something that failed last summer.