Joaquín Caparrós

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Joaquín Caparrós
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Personal information
Full name Joaquín Jesús Caparrós Camino
Date of birth (1955-10-15) 15 October 1955 (age 58)
Place of birth Utrera, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Club information
Current team
Granada (coach)
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Plus Ultra
Leganés
Conquense
Tarancón
Teams managed
1981–1984 San José Obrero
1984–1986 Campillo
1986–1989 Motilla
1989–1990 Castile-La Mancha
1990–1992 Gimnástico Alcázar
1992–1993 Conquense
1994–1995 Manzanares
1995–1996 Moralo
1996–1999 Recreativo
1998–2000 Andalusia
1999 Villarreal
2000–2005 Sevilla
2005–2007 Deportivo La Coruña
2007–2011 Athletic Bilbao
2011 Neuchâtel Xamax
2011–2013 Mallorca
2013–2014 Levante
2014– Granada
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Caparrós and the second or maternal family name is Camino.

Joaquín de Jesús Caparrós Camino (born 15 October 1955) is a Spanish football coach, currently in charge of Granada CF.

Football career[edit]

Caparrós was born in Utrera, Province of Seville, Andalusia. After an obscure career as a player he started coaching in his mid-20s, his first club being amateurs San José Obrero CF. The first professional spell came at local Recreativo de Huelva, which he helped reach Segunda División in the second of his three years.

Caparrós was then on Villarreal CF's bench for seven games, as the Valencian Community side returned to La Liga after one year out, then led his following team, Sevilla FC, to a similar fate.

With youth products such as Carlos Marchena, José Antonio Reyes and JesuliSergio Ramos soon followed – and the future signings of Júlio Baptista, Adriano, Daniel Alves and Renato, the manager set the foundations for future domestic and European success, but was replaced by Juande Ramos before any of the actual conquests.[1]

In the 2005 summer Caparrós moved to Deportivo de La Coruña,[2] being fired after a poor second season. Afterwards he was appointed at Athletic de Bilbao, beating former club Sevilla in the semifinals of the 2008–09 edition of the Copa del Rey (4–2 aggregate) and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League as FC Barcelona won the treble.

In the 2010–11 campaign Caparrós led the Lions to the sixth position, once again qualifying to the Europa League. On 7 July 2011, after his contract expired – the club also underwent a chairman change after an election – he left Athletic Bilbao, being replaced by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa.

On 27 July 2011, Caparrós accepted a coaching offer from Swiss team Neuchâtel Xamax. He resigned after just five matches, following a disagreement with club owner Bulat Chagaev.[3] On 3 October, RCD Mallorca vice-president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer announced that the Balearic Islands side had reached an agreement with the manager.[4]

On 4 February 2013, after a promising start of the season, with three home wins and two away draws in the first five rounds, Caparrós was relieved of his duties as Mallorca ranked second from bottom. His last game in charge was a 0–3 away loss against Real Sociedad.[5]

After finishing his debut campaign with Levante UD in the tenth position, Caparrós was given a two-year contract extension on 23 May 2014.[6] However, the following week, he left the club and joined fellow top-divisioner Granada CF.[7]

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