Real Madrid C. F., its president and its board of directors are deeply saddened by the passing of Villarreal C. F. vice-president, José Manuel Llaneza.
Llaneza was an outstanding leader and one of the driving forces behind Villarreal C. F.'s growth over the past three decades, in which the club has established itself in the Spanish top flight and as a leading force in Europe, where they managed to lift the Europa League.
Real Madrid extends its condolences and its warmth and affection to all of his family members, loved ones, his club and all Villarreal C. F. supporters. Llaneza passed away at the age of 74. May he rest in peace.