Caparros appointed Mallorca coach

04 October 2011 10:05

Joaquin Caparros was appointed coach of Primera Liga side Mallorca on Tuesday filling the void left by the departure of Michael Laudrup last week after he fell out with the club directors.

The 55-year-old - who has recently ended a short but eventful five match spell with Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax - signed a contract which will see him through to the end of the season.

"What I want to do is to coach, it is a privilege that Mallorca have come to an agreement with me," said Caparros, whose appointment was only sealed after a six hour meeting of the club board on Monday according to sports paper AS.

"What is important is that there is peace and unity.

"And yes there was a board meeting. What is clear, is that we must think to act as a unit, the board, the players, the supporters, the press office, in order to be a better side," he added.

Caparros, who had a tough time at Neuchatel where Chechen owner Bulat Chagaev had to be allegedly restrained from throttling the Spaniard after he burst into the dressingroom after a defeat, said nothing should be read into his signing a short term contract.

"It is only Athletic Bilbao where I signed a contract for three years," he said.

"All the other clubs that I have coached, I signed for a season.

"We will get the chance to get to know one another and then after that we will see."

Mallorca, 10% of whose shares are held by the family of Spanish tennis superstar Rafael, are presently 10th in the table with seven points after six matches.

Source: AFP