Javier Aguirre He is one of the most internationally recognized Mexican Technical Directors, due to his great ability to make teams that do not have renowned footballers on their roster shine, in addition to being an expert in saving clubs with relegation problems.
“El Vasco” has earned recognition abroad by achieving important victories against big clubs, with a limited squad. His extensive career as a strategist has positioned him as the best Mexican directing in European leagues, especially in LaLiga from Spain, where he has lived most of his life.
There are few trophies he has obtained as a coach, however, most of his successes date back to not being relegated or placing Spanish teams among the top positions in the classification, with Osasuna and Atlético de Madrid being the most remembered cases.
In addition, he has been a coach of the Mexican team on two occasions, this during the 2002 and 2010 World Cups. He had the opportunity to lead Monterrey in the Liga Mx in recent years, with the most expensive squad at that time in Mexican soccer, but he could not achieve important things and was left as one of his greatest failures.
Javier Aguirre was hired in March 2022 by Mallorca, in the Spanish LaLiga, a team that managed to save itself from relegation with just a few days remaining that season. The following season he achieved salvation again, so he was renewed by the club, despite having a better offer from Club América to return to Mexico.
“El Vasco” has a contract with Mallorca until 2024, which he renewed prior to the start of the current season in LaLiga. At that time, there was speculation about his possible arrival at the Águilas, who offered him a salary of USD 3 million per year, but which he ended up rejecting.
Although you might expect that your salary with The Pirates It would be higher, this is not the case and the Mexican coach opted for a lower salary and a greater challenge, when trying to save the Spanish club for the third consecutive year.
According to information shared by the portal The worldJavier Aguirre has a salary of 900 thousand euros (an estimated 16 million pesos) per season, this was announced during his hiring in 2022. A situation that seems to have not changed at the time of his renewal in the summer of 2023, although there could be bonuses and variables depending on the club’s performance under the Mexican’s mandate. .
At first it had been stated that he would not extend his employment relationship with those on the Island, because his demands would not be met, but finally both parties were able to reach an agreement and Aguirre will be on the bench until 2024.
Mallorca is currently far from the relegation places, although there are few distance points. The club is in 14th position with 18 units obtained in 19 games played, achieving 3 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses.
His first match of 2024 was against the leader of the competition Real Madridwith whom they ended up losing by the minimum thanks to a goal from Antonio Rüdiger. The Pirates They were dominated by the meringues, but despite this they had some clear opportunities, which they could not take advantage of.
Javier Aguirre and his team will have to think about the next match, within the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, where they will face Burgos on Sunday, January 7.
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