Cordon going to Madrid?

Former Villarreal sporting director Antonio Cordon has a new job lined up and reports suggest it is at Real Madrid.

Cordon served for 17 years at the Yellow Submarine, mostly as the club’s transfer supremo, but on Wednesday it was confirmed he was stepping down and Mundo Deportivo reports he is close to taking up a post at Santiago Bernabeu.

“I made the difficult decision to leave. I’m going somewhere else, I’ll start a new project. It’s very difficult for something to attract me more than being [at Villarreal] but there are opportunities you can’t miss,” Cordon told AS, before admitting he wouldn’t want to go up against his old club, suggesting a move abroad.

“If all goes well then at the end of the week you’ll know my new team. I can’t say where, but you’ll know soon. I hope we’re not rivals with Villarreal, I’d hate to face them.

“It was very hard and very emotional to say I was leaving. The truth is it hurt me, it hurt me a lot. It was a very hard time. After 17 years I consider the club and the city my family and my home. The relationship was beyond personal, much more than that. I leave a lot of friends and I have great memories.”

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