Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns have signed Ramón Alexanko as their new Director of Academy & Scouting.
Sundowns announced via social media that Alexanko will take charge of the club’s youth structures . He succeeds Shawn Bishop who held the post since 2013.
The Spaniard arrives after holding the same post at La Liga giants Valencia, before that, the 63-year-old had previously headed FC Barcelona’s esteemed La Masia Academy from 1993 to 1996 and then between 2005 and 2010.
"Masandawana! Join us in welcoming our new Director of Academy & Scouting, José Ramón Alexanko!," posted the club.
🚨BREAKING🚨— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) September 9, 2019
Masandawana! Join us in welcoming our new Director of Academy & Scouting, José Ramón Alexanko!
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Sundowns' charismatic coach Pitso Mosimane also offered his reaction to the club: “He has my full support and we are all excited to work together in order to elevate the club," said Mosimane.
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