Joaquin Caparros takes charge of Mallorca

Caparros takes charge of Mallorca
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Real Mallorca confirms that Joaquin Caparros is taking over as coach of the club.

Joaquin Caparros has agreed to take over as manager of Real Mallorca, the club have confirmed.

The 55-year-old replaces Michael Laudrup after the Danish boss resigned last week.

During a press conference earlier today, Caparros said that he is looking forward to the "challenge" ahead.

"This is a challenge, a club with very good facilities," claimed the new coach. "It is a nice challenge. The league is very even.

"We will have to compete and to have continuity. The pressure is good and necessary.

"This is a young team that can perform well. there is much competition for place, everyone will have to work hard every training session."

Caparros has previously managed Villarreal and Sevilla.

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