Ferrer named Mallorca Coach

Mallorca have appointed former Barcelona and Spain defender Albert Ferrer as their new Coach.

The Palma outfit, who celebrate their centenary year in 2016, announced the news via their official website on Saturday but did not disclose any information about the 45-year-old’s contract.

Speaking at his official unveiling, Ferrer [pictured, left] remarked: “I will demand the maximum effort from my players, who will first run and then play football.

“Mallorca have to equal at least the level of effort and work of other teams in La Segunda.

“It’s a very difficult League, in which we need the effort and unity of everyone, including, of course, the fans, with whom we must go in hand.

“[Former loanee] Xisco is a player that I like, is from Mallorca and can lead our attack, but he belongs to Córdoba.

“We must face next season with not just humility but also ambition. We must be motivated and give the maximum from the beginning.

“I will always demand effort, execution and involvement from my players. These are the criteria that I will grade the team on.

Ferrer also spent time at Tenerife and Chelsea in his playing career, before entering management with Dutch club Vitesse in 2010 and promoting Cordoba to La Liga four years later.

He replaces Miguel Soler, who could only guide the side to a 16th-place finish in La Segunda last season.

Image courtesy @RCD_Mallorca via Twitter

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