Nadal delighted joining Laudrup at Real Mallorca

Real Mallorca have confirmed Miguel Angel Nadal will be Michael Laudrup's new No2.

Real Mallorca have confirmed Miguel Angel Nadal will be Michael Laudrup's new No2.

Nadal began his career at Mallorca before an eight-year spell at Barcelona which brought a host of trophies, including five Primera Division titles and the club's first Champions League success.

The no-nonsense defender then returned to end his career at Mallorca, winning the Copa del Rey before eventually retiring in 2005.

"I am excited to return to Mallorca and, as always, I look at this with responsibility, with a will to teach and to learn," the former defender told the club's official website today.

"I feel lucky (to work with Laudrup). He's an ex team-mate and a nice person, with an attractive playing philosophy - and we all hope we can enjoy a good season."

Meanwhile, Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis is excited to link up with Nadal.

"I am proud to have Nadal on the bench because I always admired him as a player and it's a luxury to have him as a coach alongside Laudrup," he said.

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