Joaquin Caparros says it was ‘truly great’ and a ‘privilege’ to have been tasked with salvaging Sevilla’s season.
Caparros returned to Sevilla for their final four games of the season after Vincenzo Montella’s disastrous reign and won three, drawing the other, to secure seventh place in La Liga and entry to next season’s Europa League qualifiers.
“I’m very happy with the connection of the coaches and players,” said the 62-year-old, who will move into an upstairs role at the club, after Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Alaves.
“Thanks to our fans. It’s been truly great and a privilege to be sevillista. Thanks to this club for giving me the opportunity to coach my own.
“When I came here with my father, for me it was unthinkable that one day I could be Sevilla’s Coach.
“I’m indebted to them. Thanks to everyone who got me here. We’re in European competition next season, and the team have that culture of playing on Wednesdays and Sundays.
“Banega told me, ‘boss, luckily we got into Europe.’ I didn’t hesitate when they offered me the job.
“The objective was to try to recover the players mentally. You can see the work we’ve done so that the fans are happy. We’ve done well.”