Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre, 65, who had been touted as a possible successor to Jürgen Klinsmann, is leaving the club.

“Javier Aguirre will not be leading the club next season,” the club announced on its official website on Wednesday (June 23), “and we thank him for his tremendous efforts and professionalism.” The parting is due to the expiration of his contract.

Aguirre, a Mexican national, is a veteran coach with nearly 30 years of coaching experience. He has coached CF Pachuca and the Mexican national team, as well as Osasuna, Atlético Madrid, Real Zaragoza, and Espanyol. In 2014, he was appointed to the Japanese national team, but resigned after less than a year.

World Cup experience. 토토사이트 Aguirre led Mexico to the round of 16 twice, at the 2020 World Cup in Korea and South Africa 2010. However, he was sacked early from the Japan job after a match-fixing scandal and a quarterfinal exit at the 2015 Asian Cup, and from the Egyptian job after the 2019 Nations Cup round of 16 exit.

However, his time in Mallorca has been fruitful.

Aguirre took over as firebrand in March 2022 and kept the team afloat, surprising everyone by finishing ninth last season with a solid defensive performance. This season, they’re 17th in the league, but they’ve managed to stay up. They finished runners-up in the Copa del Rey.

Aguirre is no stranger to Korean soccer fans, as he was a gift from Lee Kang-in. Lee thrived under Aguirre in the 2022-2023 season, scoring six goals and providing seven assists in a career-high season. “He’s a boy I love and appreciate very much,” Aguirre said.

He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last summer to play in the big leagues. “I think he has improved a lot thanks to Aguirre,” says PSG coach Luis Enrique. “He taught him that you can attack well, but you also have to be solid in defense. “He taught me that you can attack well, but you also have to be solid in defense,” said Luis Enrique, who also thanked Aguirre for his contribution to the team.

Meanwhile, Aguirre was briefly considered as a candidate for the vacant South Korea A team job. On January 1, Spain’s Marca reported that South Korea was one of the possible destinations for Aguirre, who has not been linked to a new contract with Mallorca.

If Aguirre were to take charge of the South Korean national team, 사설 토토사이트 he would be reunited with Lee Kang-in, a player he loved at the end of his career.