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Alejandro Irarragorri meets with Gerardo García in Madrid

Alejandro Irarragorri and Gerardo García met yesterday in Madrid. The president of the board of directors of the Orlegi Group analyzed with the man from Gijón the plans that are being prepared for Sporting, in which Gerardo will assume maximum responsibility for the sports area. The meeting took place parallel to the closing of the negotiations for the purchase of the rojiblanco team, which will amount to just over 40 million euros, with the signing of the agreement scheduled for next week.

The date on which they have been working for days for the transfer of powers in sports matters is next Sunday, the 26th, as LA NUEVA ESPAÑA has been reporting. From there, the pact between Javier Fernández and the Orlegi Group is that the new property can take steps in sports matters from within. For this, Gerardo García, from Gijón, is the one who will have a say over the person who had been assuming that responsibility, the sports director Javi Rico. What is yet to be decided is how an area will be structured in which the term “sports director” will probably not be the one that accompanies Gerardo García. His figure, different sources point out, will be closer to that of an executive director of the sports area. The role of Javi Rico and Fran Rico, sports director and technical secretary, respectively, is yet to be defined.

The name of the Mexican group that could become the new owner of Sporting in the next few days has a unique pronunciation. Founded in Mexico and one step away from living its first experience in Spain, the usual thing would be, when verbalizing it, to translate it into Spanish. This would give all the force to the last syllable (pronouncing ji), but the correct thing and what everyone who knows it does is pronounce it as if it had an interspersed “u” (gui). The reason is that it is a word taken from Basque due to the strong family ties of Alejandro Irarragorri, president of the board of directors, with the Basque Country.

To say orlegi in Basque is to say green. In the years in which the Mexican group became famous with their signature, there were even those who coined their success as “the green reality”. The beginnings, in addition, accompanied for it. His entry into Santos Laguna, a club in the highest category of Aztec football, made green take on more prominence, since it is one of the colors of the shirt. The League title won by Irarragorri triggered the euphoria around that “green reality” that the sporting turn that the appearance of the Orlegi Group had meant.

The origins of Irarragorri are in the north of Spain, but not precisely in Asturias. She is a descendant of emigrants born in the Basque Country, a link that from the other side of the ocean has wanted to maintain. The president of the board of directors of the Orlegi Group is the son of an emigrant married in Cuba to a Honduran woman. The start of the Castro revolution led them to pack their bags, with Mexico being the final destination where the family ended up settled. Distance has not made Alejando Irarragorri forget where his roots lie. The sample of the name of his group is a nod to that story of self-improvement to which, say those who know him, he is very identified. The possible return to Spain of the Irarragorri has Sporting as its protagonist.

The Covadonga Group and Sporting yesterday presented a collaboration agreement to “unify synergies” in the future between what are the two most important sports entities in the city. Among the first benefits, the opportunity for the children of the Mareo Campus to have access to the pools of the group entity within a specific activity that is intended to be carried out this summer. On these lines, Antonio Corripio and Javier Martínez, after sealing the agreement.

Alejandro Irarragorri and Gerardo García met yesterday in Madrid. The president of the board of directors of the Orlegi Group analyzed with the man from Gijón the plans that are being prepared for Sporting, in which Gerardo will assume maximum responsibility for the sports area. The meeting took place parallel to the closing of the negotiations for the purchase of the rojiblanco team, which will amount to just over 40 million euros, with the signing of the agreement scheduled for next week.

The date on which they have been working for days for the transfer of powers in sports matters is next Sunday, the 26th, as LA NUEVA ESPAÑA has been reporting. From there, the pact between Javier Fernández and the Orlegi Group is that the new property can take steps in sports matters from within. For this, Gerardo García, from Gijón, is the one who will have a say over the person who had been assuming that responsibility, the sports director Javi Rico. What is yet to be decided is how an area will be structured in which the term “sports director” will probably not be the one that accompanies Gerardo García. His figure, different sources point out, will be closer to that of an executive director of the sports area. The role of Javi Rico and Fran Rico, sports director and technical secretary, respectively, is yet to be defined.

The name of the Mexican group that could become the new owner of Sporting in the next few days has a unique pronunciation. Founded in Mexico and one step away from living its first experience in Spain, the usual thing would be, when verbalizing it, to translate it into Spanish. This would give all the force to the last syllable (pronouncing ji), but the correct thing and what everyone who knows it does is pronounce it as if it had an interspersed “u” (gui). The reason is that it is a word taken from Basque due to the strong family ties of Alejandro Irarragorri, president of the board of directors, with the Basque Country.

To say orlegi in Basque is to say green. In the years in which the Mexican group became famous with their signature, there were even those who coined their success as “the green reality”. The beginnings, in addition, accompanied for it. His entry into Santos Laguna, a club in the highest category of Aztec football, made green take on more prominence, since it is one of the colors of the shirt. The League title won by Irarragorri triggered the euphoria around that “green reality” that the sporting turn that the appearance of the Orlegi Group had meant.

The origins of Irarragorri are in the north of Spain, but not precisely in Asturias. She is a descendant of emigrants born in the Basque Country, a link that from the other side of the ocean has wanted to maintain. The president of the board of directors of the Orlegi Group is the son of an emigrant married in Cuba to a Honduran woman. The start of the Castro revolution led them to pack their bags, with Mexico being the final destination where the family ended up settled. Distance has not made Alejando Irarragorri forget where his roots lie. The sample of the name of his group is a nod to that story of self-improvement to which, say those who know him, he is very identified. The possible return to Spain of the Irarragorri has Sporting as its protagonist.


Agreement between Sporting and the Covadonga Group waiting to close the sale

The Covadonga Group and Sporting yesterday presented a collaboration agreement to “unify synergies” in the future between what are the two most important sports entities in the city. Among the first benefits, the opportunity for the children of the Mareo Campus to have access to the pools of the group entity within a specific activity that is intended to be carried out this summer. On these lines, Antonio Corripio and Javier Martínez, after sealing the agreement.

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