A new era in Pamplona begins as Aguirre left the team. In recent years Osasuna have become very competitive, reaching the UEFA Cup two years ago and Champions League last season. Aguirre changed the mentality of this team, who were always fighting to avoid relegation and now can fight for a European spot.
Players In: José Angel "Cuco" Ziganda Monreal (Osasuna B') Javad Nekounam (Al Sharjah FC) Héctor Font (Villarreal) Soldado (Real Madrid) Juanlu (Betis) Players Out: Javier Aguirre (Atlético) Ortiz Marcelo Sosa (Atlético) Clavero (Osasuna) Brit Moha (Espanyol) Javi Martínez (Athletic)Transfers assessment:
The new coach is José Angel Ziganda Lakunza, a former Osasuna and Athletic player. As a coach he worked at Osasuna's lower divisions. But he remains a big question mark this year. Will he be the appropriate man to replace Aguirre? None of their important players left, and those who arrived will help the team with their abilities.
Overall Osasuna are at the same level. All depends on how the new coach find the way around the team. Osasuna are already eliminated from the Champions League, without believing that they can proceed. They should end up in a place between 9-12.