Caparros heads new-look Sevilla staff

Joaquin Caparros has been appointed as Sevilla’s Director of Football after his spell as interim Coach came to an end.

The 62-year-old guided Los Rojiblancos to 10 points in their final four games to secure European football and will now head a new-look technical department.

A restructuring of the club’s background staff has now taken place following the departure of sporting director Oscar Arias last month.

Caparros will now head the department, flanked by former Spain international Carlos Marchena – who began his career at the club – and Paco Gallardo.

The two will be primarily responsible for transfers, it is understood, but will report to and work alongside Caparros, whose position will encompass many areas within the club.

“Sevilla has one of the best boards in European football,” Caparros told reporters on Friday morning.

“We want to build a team to be up there challenging for titles; competitions are demanding but we aspire to be challenging on all front.

“We arere going to help the Coach and give him a good team but at the moment Sevilla already has a very good team full of internationals.

“We want to make the most of our Cantera because that’s where champions are made and our club has worked so hard with it.

“I will try to help the manager as much as I can and help us thrive.”

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