Valencia are expected to announce the appointment of former Mallorca President Mateu Alemany as their new general manager on Monday.
Marca cites confirmation from sources close to Valencia that Alemany [pictured, right] is currently in Singapore to finalise an agreement with owner Peter Lim and President Chan Lay Hoon.
The newspaper explains Valencia first reached out to Alemany in January after the resignations of Coach Cesare Prandelli and sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch.
Not only did Los Che identify the need for “a Spanish executive that knew the League and had experience of a similar role”, they also wanted someone that “had no links with the club’s past”.
Alemany is best known for his five-year spell as Mallorca patron between 2000 and 2005, arguably the best period of the islanders’ history, which saw them win a Copa del Rey and qualify for the Champions League.
He was also wanted by Florentino Perez to be Real Madrid’s general manager in 2000 and as part of the President’s candidacy for the summer elections.