Players Spanish Mallorca won in the first match under the leadership of the Russian coach Valeri Karpin, beating in a friendly match Getafe 2: 1.
Russian expert was appointed head coach of Mallorca on August 12. The term of the contract with the Spanish club is designed for two years.
Karpin was played in the championship of Spain from 1994 to 2005 for «real Sociedad», «Valencia» and «Salto». Upon completion of the playing career he worked as General Manager and head coach of Spartak Moscow. A total difficulties Karpin led red-white for 4, 5 years, twice in the 2009 season and the 2011-12 season leading the team to silver medals of the Russian championship.
Mallorca is in the 2nd power of the Spanish championship. Last season the team finished in 17th place, having managed to escape from relegation to the third League
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