The Football Federation of Kazakhstan presented Spaniard Carlos Martorell Bakes during a Dec. 20 press conference as the new coach of Kazakhstan’s youth football team (U-17).
Bakes has a masters degree in coaching methodology and aFédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) PRO A category coaching license that he obtained while working with the Barcelona football club. This type of license is is the highest that can be obtained in the Spanish football league.
According to sports portal Sports.kz, Bakes worked as a mentor for the children’s team (under 12 years) of the Football Federation of Catalonia. He also trained the Azerbaijani team Khazar-Lankaran, before resigning in February 2013.
Bakes visited Astana this summer as part of the Royal Spanish Football Federation delegation, which discussed cooperation with Kazakh football federation representatives.