Support for Diego Alonso: Víctor Orta’s Bet
Despite the negative image in the derby and the lackluster results so far, Víctor Orta remains unwavering in his support for Diego Alonso in Seville. The sports director, speaking at the TransferRoom summit in Lisbon, expressed his confidence in the Uruguayan coach, who is yet to secure a win in LaLiga. Despite facing criticism from fans and questionable decisions during matches, Orta stands by his decision.
“We are extremely pleased with him. The results will come because I witness his hard work and dedication every day. I see how he prepares for games and what he needs to improve. I have no regrets about my decision, and now I am even more convinced that I made the right choice,” stated Orta during the Lisbon summit, where the new tool CoachFinder was introduced. This tool provides clubs with comprehensive information about coaches before making hiring decisions.
“Last season, we faced difficulties with two coaches under contract. This year, we opted for an available coach. I met Diego Alonso when he was still a player at Peñarol. His football knowledge and his ability to speak like a coach even as a player left a lasting impression on me. He has won the Concacaf Champions League with two different clubs, which is an incredible achievement. I presented three candidates to the board, conducted three interviews, and ultimately decided on him,” explained the Sevilla sports director.
Orta’s support comes during a national team break, where the new coach will have the opportunity to improve the team’s performance. “We took over the team four and a half weeks ago, playing matches every three days against tough opponents. These two weeks will be crucial for us, especially the second week, to reinforce our strategies and become a stronger team. We can do better, and we need to be patient to start achieving positive results. I am undefeated in LaLiga, but we must convert draws into victories,” emphasized the coach after the derby draw.
The ‘CoachFinder’ Tool
Víctor Orta, together with Lille coach Paulo Fonseca, participated in the Lisbon summit to introduce the CoachFinder tool. This tool provides clubs with access to a global database of over 5,000 coaches.
The information available about each coach goes beyond their recent results and league standings. The profiles include tactical and performance data, training style, track record in player development, and an overall rating.
CoachFinder also offers assessments of a coach’s success in nurturing young players and how they fit into a specific club. Clubs can compare potential candidates with each other or with their current head coach to streamline their search.