The recent changes in the structure of Real Valladolid have not convinced Javi Baraja to continue at the helm of Promises, the white-and-blue subsidiary. Despite the fact that the new sports management headed by Fran Martínez transferred to Baraja weeks ago his desire to continue leading the project, the Valladolid man has resigned, weeks before starting the preseason, to complete his third year as Real Valladolid B coach. This decision, which is not surprising in the environment closest to the club, has generated a certain social uproar.
It will be Julio Baptista, until now in the Division of Honor, the one who assumes the direction of the bench of the Promises. The Brazilian, Ronaldo Nazário’s most trusted person, had been looking for a jump for months after two years working with the youth players. The triple movement is closed by Borja Fernández, who a few months ago returned to Real Valladolid to join Baraja’s coaching staff and will now be appointed the new coach of the youth first team.