Pablo Ortells, the seventh sports director of the modern era

Pablo Ortells, the seventh sports director of the modern era

first_imgThe Real Mallorca announced last week the signing of a new sports director, Pablo Ortells, that comes from Villarreal with his assistant Sergio Moya, and who will join the Vermilion discipline from May 2, replacing Javier Recio, who, however, will remain on the Balearic club’s technical organization chart.When the position was still recognized in his definition as ‘technical secretary’, Two figures have marked the evolution of Mallorca since the 1990s: Pepe Bonet, former player of the club and his assistant in office, Nando Pons. Bonet left the practice of soccer for the offices in 1992 and with his successes and errors he was the man who signed players of the caliber of Stankovic, Marcelino, Olaizola, Galca and many more than later, together with the appearance of the company Bahía Producciones, created the Mallorca of the late nineties that remained for 16 consecutive seasons in the First Division. Other players who signed from his extensive list were Luque or Diego Tristán. Bonet remains until 2005 in which his assistant Nando Pons takes over who also forms a competitive team in the second stage of Gregorio Manzano as a coach with the signing of Arango as one of the most outstanding and the presidency of Vicente Grande, as well as after Mateo Alemany.Pons is in office until 2011, with Lorenzo Serra Ferrer as the club’s owner, sports vice president and consequently sports director below. Serra left the sports management in 2014 and a former soccer player, the exporter Toni Prats, came into office, to whom he once gave the alternative in Mallorca and then had him as coach in his time at Betis.But Prats step is brief and four months later he leaves the club to be replaced in 2014 by another illustrious, Miguel Ángel Nadal, that even three years earlier he was forced in 2011 to coach the team in a league match (Osasuna-2-Mallorca-2) after the departure of Michael Laudrup, who was an assistant on the bench and acted as interim until the arrival of Joaquín Caparrós. But Nadal also does not cover much time in sports management and barely reaches two years in office between 2014 and 2016.The last tenant of the sports management is Javier Recio, who arrives in the summer of 2016, with the team in second, experiences the descent to Second B and then the two consecutive promotions until he returns to the First Division. Now, Recio will continue working in the vermilion entity but with Ortells in command of the operations.last_img

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