MADRID, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros knows he is in the 'last chance saloon' when he side play away to Real Sociedad this coming weekend.
Mallorca's 3-2 home defeat to Malaga on Sunday leaves Caparros' side with just 17 points from 21 matches and second from bottom of the BBVA Primera Liga.
More worrying still for Caparros is the fact that his side appears to be in free fall, given that 11 of those 17 points game in the first five matches of the season with Mallorca taking just six points from their last 16 games, in which they have managed just one win.
Meanwhile his side is, along with Zaragoza, another side that has struggled of late, the team that has suffered the most defeats this season with 12 losses from their 21 matches.
Speaking after Sunday's defeat, Caparros, who has also coached Sevilla, Deportivo la Coruna, and who spent four successful years with Athletic Club de Bilbao, said that he felt he had the strength to continue in his job, although he knew that in football results were what ultimately dictate whether or not a coach keeps his job or not.
Caparros also said he believed the Mallorca players were "motivated and with the desire to turn the situation around."
His words seemed to have had an effect on the club's maximum shareholder, Llorenc Serra Ferrer, who declared on Tuesday that Caparros will be in charge for the league match away to Real Sociedad, but after his side's disastrous run, it does look as if a defeat in the Anoeta Stadium will mean Caparros being the fifth coach in the Primera Liga to lose his job this season.
Meanwhile the club has moved in the winter transfer market to try and bring in more depth to the squad with right back Alan Hutton arriving on loan from Aston Villa and midfielder Fernando Tissone returning to Mallorca, also on loan, from Italian side, Sampdoria.