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Real Oviedo to hold pre-season in Mexico, will train at Pachuca’s facilities

The Asturian club will train in the Pachuca sports city between July 19 and 29 this summer as part of their pre-season preparation plan.

The Asturian club will train in the Pachuca sports city between July 19 and 29 this summer as part of their pre-season preparation plan.

With just two games to go in the season, their objective achieved and their sights already set on next year’s campaign, Real Oviedo have announced that part of their 2023/24 preseason will take place in Mexico, specifically in Pachuca, home of the largest shareholder of the club. Curiosuly, this news comes after rivals Sporting Gijón announced a partnership with Club América the previous week.

It is a strategy from the owner, with Jesús Martínez in charge of operations, to take advantage of the links between the clubs that are part of the ownership group. In addition to Pachuca, in Mexico, Club León also belongs to the same owner.

Oviedo will be training in Mexico between July 19 and 29 and to make their stay as comfortable as possible, they will be able to use the training complex at the Pachuca sports city, a spacious environment equipped with elite facilities. The idea for the club is to play friendly games so that Oviedo’s brand can become a commercial force across the country. The Oviedo Supporters Club in Mexico City will be delighted.

Oviedo's statement

“With two games to go until the league finishes, having secured out status in the league and being on an upward trend over the last seven games, Real Oviedo are already working on next season, designing the plan that Álvaro Cervera's men will follow during the 2023/24 campaign.

The club will travel to Mexico between the 19th and the 29th of July, and will work at the CF Pachuca sports facilities, which proudly possess the most innovative technology in the country. Over the coming weeks, Oviedo's opponents that they will face during their time in Mexico will be revealed.

This pre-season decision is one step forward in the project that the Pachuca Group has been developing in Oviedo, which looks to exchange ideas and innovations between the two teams, as well as expand and develop the Real Oviedo brand”.

Álvaro Cervera is leading Real Oviedo’s project for the future

Given the current owners came into the club mid-summer last season, this is the first in which the Pachuca Group will have the deciding vote from the first day. And the statement proves that their focus is already tilted towards the future.

Now is the time for sports planning, transfers and injury recovery, and it can all happen now that the future of the manager has been secured: Álvaro Cervera will officially lead the sports project at the club. After negotiations in recent weeks, the club and the coach reached an agreement last week whereby the Spaniard will take over the team for the next two seasons.

It is the first time in decades that Oviedo has entrusted the position to a coach for more than one season, with the last one being Radomir Antic in 2000, but he only spent one season with the side and terminated his contract when the club was relegated to the Second Division.