Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, Manolo Marquez is currently one of the most experienced coaches in the ISL. During his two-decade-long coaching career, Márquez has worked with the likes of PB Anguera, AE Prat, CE Europa, CF Badalona, RCD Espanyol B, UE Sant Andreu, and UD Las Palmas B in the Spanish league system. He took charge of La Liga side UD Las Palmas in 2017 before working with Croatian top-flight side NK Istra 1961 in 2018. He joined Hyderabad FC in August 2020 and took the club to the brink of knock-out football, while sticking to the club’s philosophy of promoting youth and giving them chances at the biggest stage. He signed a two-year contract extension late last year, having received loads of plaudits for his introduction to Indian football.