Caparros set to be Mallorca's new coach

BY foxsports • October 4, 2011

Real Mallorca appear set to confirm Joaquin Caparros as their new coach later today.

Mallorca vice-president Llorenzo Serra Ferrer announced on Monday night they had reached an initial agreement with Caparros and hoped to put the finishing touches on the deal on Tuesday.

Caparros would take over the post left vacant by Michael Laudrup's resignation last week, with the Dane stepping down just five games into the new Primera Division season.

Interim boss Miguel Angel Nadal was in charge for Saturday's 2-2 draw with Osasuna, a result that left Mallorca ninth in the standings on seven points.

Caparros, 55, would bring a wealth of experience with him to the Balearic Island club having previously been in charge at the likes of Sevilla, Deportivo La Coruna, Villarreal, Recreativo Huelva and Athletic Bilbao.

Last season, Caparros led Athletic to a sixth-placed finish in La Liga before leaving the Basque club after four years in charge.

He briefly took the reins at Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax before being sacked after five games in charge.

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