Mallorca says it is close to reaching a deal with Joaquin Caparros for the former Athletic Bilbao coach to take charge of the Spanish club.

Mallorca vice president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer announced late Monday that ''we have a tentative agreement with Joaquin Caparros for him to be the coach of Mallorca,'' adding that the he hoped the final details would be worked out on Tuesday.

If the deal is completed, Caparros would replace Michael Laudrup, whose resignation last week has caused a public rift in the club, including the exit of tennis star Rafael Nadal's family from the club's executive board.

Caparros, who also has coached Sevilla, was fired by Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax earlier this season.