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Weligton joins first team coaching set-up during recovery from injury

Weligton on the training ground with head coach Marcelo Romero.
Weligton on the training ground with head coach Marcelo Romero. / malagacf.com
  • The former captain has remained a presence in the changing room and on the train pitch since giving up his squad place

Club captain Weligton, who in January gave up his spot in the first-team squad to Adalberto Peñanaranda as he recovers from injury, has joined Marcelo Romero's coaching staff, the club announced on Monday.

The 37-year-old Brazilian, who has been training for his coaching badges, has remained an active presence in the changing room and around the training ground since Romero took over from Juande Ramos at the turn of the year.

His new role has now been formalised by the club which views the role of its veterans, including Duda and Martín Demichelis as vital in supporting the rookie manager and his assistant manager Sergio Pellicer.