Caparros ‘backed for Spain job’

Joaquin Caparros has reportedly received overwhelming backing from Spain’s regional federations to become the country’s new Coach.

According to AS, Caparros has been endorsed by 14 of Spain’s 19 regional federations, with the remaining five divided in their support of Julen Lopetegui, Jose Antonio Camacho, Michel, Pepe Mel, Juan Carlos Garrido and others.

Article 35 of the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) statutes state “it is the responsibility of its Board to appoint the proposal of the President, the national-team Coach and technical staff”, yet the last five Coaches were elected solely by chief Angel Maria Villar.

Nonetheless, the former Sevilla, Deportivo La Coruna and Athletic Bilbao boss has the support of the majority in the RFEF, including Sevilla President Jose Castro, Atletico Madrid’s Enrique Cerezo and Eduardo Herrera, head of the Andalusian federation – the second largest.

Villar is due to present his candidacy for the UEFA presidency on Tuesday, and he must make a decision on whether to appoint Caparros or a technical committee to oversee the new Coach’s arrival.

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