Alessandro Del Piero, the Italian soccer legend, could be Real Mallorca's new sporting director, in what would be a major coup for the local Second Division club. Some Spanish sports newspapers are saying that it is a done deal with new owner, American banker Robert Sarver, and so underlining the fact that he means business. In fact Del Piero is a friend of former NBA star Steve Nash, who forms parts of the Sarver consortium which purchased a major stake in Real Mallorca earlier this week for 20 million euros. The Italian legend, who has recently retired from playing football, would replace former Mallorca and Barcelona great Miguel Angel Nadal as sporting director. Spanish top sports newspaper Marca said on its website today that Nash had contacted Del Piero as soon as Sarver had taken over as principal shareholder.