REAL Mallorca's summer holiday ended with the side out training at Son Moix under the command of their new coach Jaime Pacheco.
The Boavista coach Pacheco has joined Mallorca on a one-year deal with the difficult task of replacing Gregorio Manzano who has moved to Atletico Madrid after leading Mallorca to the Copa del Rey and a place in this season's UEFA Cup. Pacheco knows he will struggle to repeat his predecessor's feats thanks to the financial problems which look set to see key players such as Samuel Eto'o, Ariel Ibagaza and possibly Albert Riera and Alvaro Novo move to new clubs. Pandiani has returned to Deportivo, Lussenhoff to Tenerife and Lozano has gone to play in Mexico. I adapt to circumstances. I would like to be able to count on everyone who is currently at the club but if that can't be than it's not a problem, said Pacheco. My aim is to win all of my games here, including the friendlies, said the coach who took Boavista to the semi-finals of last season's UEFA Cup where they lost to Celtic. Real Mallorca's financial problems have been resolved so the club will be able to concentrate on football, at least for the time being and the players hope that they will be paid all that they are owed. After yesterday's training session, the club unveiled its new strip. Real have ditched sponsors John Smith and have developed their very own casual and sports wear clothing range which will eventually include everything from the players' strip to shoes, suits, and after shave.
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