Mallorca have confirmed that Coach Joaquin Caparros has agreed by mutual consent to leave his position at the club.
Caparros was appointed in October 2011 and turned the club’s fortunes around last term, taking them to the verge of European qualification.
However, a disastrous run of form from autumn 2012 has seen the team collect just six points from the last 51 available. Four consecutive defeats in the team’s last four games had piled the pressure on Caparros to resign, with board members at the club openly divided on his continuation on the bench.
Defeat at the weekend to Real Sociedad, which left the island outfit in 19th place four points from safety, has seemingly spelled the end for the 57-year-old.
“Mallorca and Joaquin Caparros, looking for the good of the club, have reached an agreement on Monday to end their contractual relationship,” confirmed a statement released on Mallorca’s website on Monday evening.
“It is a difficult time for Mallorca and for me too, it’s complicated to have to give this news,” Caparros told reporters in a Press conference.
“[Monday] morning we spoke to the Coach Joaquin Caparros on the situation the team was going through and have come to the conclusion of the need to find a lever to push forward to the remainder of the season and be able to achieve the objective which is to stay in the Primera Division.”