Caparrós in 2012
|Full name||Joaquín Jesús Caparrós Camino|
|Date of birth||15 October 1955|
|Place of birth||Utrera, Spain|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1981–1984||San José Obrero|
|2005–2007||Deportivo La Coruña|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.† Appearances (goals)
Joaquín de Jesús Caparrós Camino (born 15 October 1955) is a Spanish football coach.
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.
With youth products such as Carlos Marchena, José Antonio Reyes and Jesuli – Sergio 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.
In the 2005 summer, Caparrós moved to Deportivo de La Coruña, being fired after a poor second season. Afterwards he was appointed at Athletic 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 owner Bulat Chagaev. On 3 October, RCD Mallorca vice-president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer announced that the Balearic Islands side had reached an agreement with the manager.
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.
After finishing his debut campaign with Levante UD in the tenth position, Caparrós was given a two-year contract extension on 23 May 2014. However, the following week, he left and joined fellow league club Granada CF.
- Andalucía rises to prominence; ESPN Soccernet, 23 March 2009
- Joaquín Caparrós no seguirá en el Sevilla (Joaquín Caparrós will not stay in Sevilla); Sevilla Press, 3 June 2005 (Spanish)
- Chagaev fulmina a Caparrós del Neuchatel (Chagaev dumps Caparrós from Neuchatel); El Correo, 3 September 2011 (Spanish)
- Serra Ferrer: "Tenemos un principio de acuerdo con Caparrós" (Serra Ferrer: "We have an early agreement with Caparrós"); Mallorca's official website, 3 October 2011 (Spanish)
- Joaquín Caparrós, destituido como técnico del Mallorca (Joaquín Caparrós, fired as Mallorca coach); Marca, 4 February 2013 (Spanish)
- Rodríguez, Miguel Á. (23 May 2014). "Caparrós, dos años más" [Caparrós, two more years] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Primera Division: Joaquin Caparros takes over as Granada head coach". Sky Sports. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "El Granada cesa a Joaquín Caparrós" [Granada sacks Joaquín Caparrós] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.