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TINO FERNANDEZ SPEAKS OUT

27 Jun 2014
Depor’s president offered a one-hour interview to Alberto Gómez Barros from Radio Onda Cero. Tino Fernández analyzed several issues, including the signings and the possible exits from the first team.

On Thursday, Tino Fernández talked to Radio Onda Cero during an hour. He talked of several issues. The president didn’t reveal too many information about signings, but confirmed that Juan Carlos, Bicho and Luis cold leave. He also talked of the financial situation, including the possible budget and the salary cap for the season 2014/15.

SOCIOS
“My first intention was to release the new campaign to obtain socios on this week; certainly we wanted to introduce some novelties, especially in the technology aspect, so we need some final adjustments. I believe it will be released on next week. Martin Pita [advisor] will be on charge of this. I believe that it will be possible to make the subscriptions online, so people won’t have to come to A Coruña to make it. The prices won’t change, though it depends as there were four prices last season.”

BUDGET SEASON 2014/15
“We still have to decide some things, but the major part of it is done. We’ve to present it to La Liga and are currently negotiating the salary caps. It’s the right way to start the negotiations. We are working with the financial department. Some issues are affecting he salary cap and we’re studying it. I don’t want to talk of the amount until been solved, but comparing us with other clubs it should be around the €28 or €30 million.”

SALARY CAP
“The key is to have more incomes, because if you have more incomes then they include it. There some calculated amounts, like the money we expect to collect from the subscriptions of socios. We are working assuming the salary cap will be €15 million. It doesn’t mean it will be the definitive amount.”

SIGNINGS
“They are three cases that are advanced and almost done. You will know about it, but until the papers are ready at Plaza de Pontevedra. We won’t make any official comment until having the papers. It’s our style. We will only inform about thing according to the papers that we already have. There are interesting singings that haven’t come out in the media yet. I believe we are going to make a competitive team.”

JOSE CARLOS
“The deal is advanced. We will inform about it at the precise moment.”

LUX
“I believe the news will be released soon. We don’t have yet the contract at Plaza de Pontevedra, so we are waiting to make it official. I always had the feeling he was going to stay with us. It’s important to see him staying, especially since we are having many chances and need a reference at the changing room.”

IFRAN, RABELLO, SALOMAO & SISSOKO
“We have to study if any of the players that were here on loan are going to stay with us.”

ARIZMENDI
“His exit is a possibility. I don’t want to valorize the skills of the player, but he could leave. It’s a pending issue.”

EXITS FROM THE SQUAD
“We can have exits, either loans or cancelations of contract. We already were asked for the loan of players. Juan Carlos has been requested by many teams, including Lugo. There are more people. The normal thing is to see Luis Fernández going out on loan.”

BICHO
“There are contacts with Barcelona. There are proposals, but nothing is closed yet. I would say that nothing is close to being done.”

THE DEAL WITH LAS PALMAS
“They will pay the debt in three years. I don’t know if the payments are exactly the same, I believe the first is a little lower than the other two. It’s also true that we agreed that, instead of making monthly payments, we will collect the money at the beginning of the seasons. I believe it’s a good deal for us, because we also leave behind this old issue.”

THE INCREASE IN THE CAPITAL
“I see this option with optimism. I believe the fans are the biggest asset of Deportivo. I will never get tired of saying it. I believe we will have a lot of new shareholders. I believe this popular capitalism will be successful. We are able to do it and there will be deadlines to make the payments, so it will be a pride to become a shareholder of Deportivo. We’re also open to get financial support for this increase with Caixa Galicia bank.”

THE AGREEMENT WITH THE BANKS
“It’s still pending the signing. The motives are the same: the agreement with the Treasury. The rest is already closed. I would say that the new role of Nova Galicia [now called Abanca] is to be a great partner of Deportivo. It’s the role of someone that wants to be important for Deportivo. I hope the whole package will be sealed soon.”

DEBT WITH THE SOCIAL SECURITY
“We have presented the proposal to assume the debt. It’s something we are trying to fix and I believe it will be solved.”

FILIPE LUIS
“We are pending of this issue. I understand that if he leaves it will be for the buyout option. We would receive money for this transfer. We can also receive money if Guardado is transferred.”

LFP WORLD CHALLENGE
“They should present the final proposal today. The plan is to go to Argentina and Colombia. Other clubs like Atlético Madrid, Valencia, Villarreal and Almeria are also traveling. Some clubs are going to Australia. It’s a good option to me. I don’t know our rivals, until know I knew it was San Lorenzo de Almagro and other rivals.”

DEPORTIENDAS
“We already closed the deal to have a Depor Tienda in Marineda City [mall in A Coruña] In this case we have to study if there will be an official presentation. We are also talking of making a mobile Depor Tienda. It’s something that’s there. We are working on that. We are also working in making improvements to the Depor Tienda at the Riazor.”

INTERNAL AUDIT
“We already made the work and are pending to present the results to the board of directors. Since then we will study what will be published. The information can be released in July or in the next shareholders meeting, which will take place in September.”

FRAN AS A CANDIDATE TO JOIN THE CLUB’S STAFF
“We never talked of the issue during the meetings with the board of directors. Yes, there was a proposal. Fernando Vidal likes him, but there wasn’t any final proposal to incorporate him into the staff. I, as the president, can tell you that we never had that proposal and that it was never my intention.”

THE ACADEMY
“The new boss is Alberto Gil. He will be named as soon as he ends his contract. About the coaches that left the club, this issue should be seeing as a normal process. You can change the coaches. I deny that we are making changes for suggestions of friends. We neither are chasing people that were here before our arrival. As example, the secretary of Lendoiro remains here. The sporting director of Lendoiro remains here. The same happens with the press chief and the delegate. There’s no problem with that. There are changes, like in any corporation and that’s it.”

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