Caparros set for Sevilla return but not as coachApril 25, 2018
Joaquin Caparros will return to Sevilla this summer, but not as coach after Vincenzo Montella was given backing by the club’s board.
A run of inconsistent performances at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan since taking over as manager in January have seen the Italian coach come under a wave of pressure.
Whilst the Andalusian club had a good Champions League run, which saw them beat Manchester United at Old Trafford before being knocked out in the quarter-final stage by Bayern Munich – Sevilla have struggled domestically, whilst they were thumped by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey last weekend.
That result, mixed with poor form – led to a five hour crisis meeting between board members on Tuesday evening, leading to the sacking of sporting director Arias.
Arias replaced now-Roma man Monchi last summer but a number of decisions he made have been largely criticised.
Montella, however, will remain at the club, honouring his contract which expires next summer.
This decision comes after reports were made that former boss Joaquin Caparros could replace the former AC Milan man.
“We have already spoken with him and we will see what his role will be,” Castro told Onda Cero on Tuesday evening.
“He will be working with us, but at the moment I still cannot clarify any further details regarding the situation.
“Not everything is clear and as things stand we are studying the situation, but Joaquin has been on our agenda for a long time.
“We are thinking about restructuring our output and we will see what his role will be.”
Caparros, who is currently enjoying a break from football – spent five years at Sevilla, between 2000 and 2005 – before a spell with Osasuna.
He is now expected to take up a different role at the club, following the backing of Montella.