Serra Ferrer takes over Real Mallorca
A consortium led by Lorenzo Serra Ferrer has taken over RCD Mallorca. In a press conference at the ONO Estadi, Alemany confirmed that he had sold the club to the consortium for around £1.6 million.
Serra Ferrer is a former manager from Palma de Mallorca, whose previous clubs included the Islanders, AEK Athens, Real Betis and FC Barcelona. The consortium also included Jaume Cladera, Josep Pons, Pere Terrassa and Pep Nadal Alomar. However, the remaining members have not been confirmed and it is rumoured that tennis star Rafael Nadal is involved. Mateu Alemany will remain at the club for atleast another season to deal with insolvency proceedings.
Serra Ferrer went on to talking about making the club “viable” on both the pitch and in economic terms, stating that they know what a “difficult” position they are in. He also confirmed that they have several coaches lined up for the managers role, but dismissed claims that Luis Enrique had the job. Recently, Spanish media have been tipping Michael Laudrup for the job.