From 2000 to 2006, starting as an assistant to the sports management, to continue as Head of International Football until 2003, and finally serving as Technical Secretary for the last three seasons.
The 2006/07 season assumes the position of Sports Director of Xerez, a club in the Spanish Second Division. The team leads the league table for fourteen weeks, but in the end must give way to rivals with bigger budgets and have to settle for eighth position.
Still, Antonio Fernandez's good work at the helm of the Andalusian club does not go unnoticed and in July 2007 he receives a call from Miguel Angel Ruiz, Sports Director of Valencia CF, who offers him the position of Technical Secretary of the club. In his first and only year in the team, he recommends and oversees the signings of Edwiges Maduro, Manuel Fernandes and Ever Banega, among others, and the season culminates with the 2008 Copa del Rey title.
Spanish National Team
With the challenge of the 2010 World Cup as the main objective, Antonio Fernández accepts the proposal and for the next two and a half years he will track down the best Spanish players that Vicente del Bosque will call for his team. It also produces reports and analysis of the opponents Spain faces on the way to the final stages of the World Cup tournament. On 11 July 2010, the Spanish national team defeated the Netherlands 1-0 and became world champions for the first time in history.
Following this success, Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani, owner of Málaga CF, signs him as Sports Director. Led by Antonio Fernández, the club announces the signings of Toulalan, Monreal, Van Nistelrooy, Maresca, Cazorla, Caballero, Camacho, Demichelis, Buonanotte, Baptista, Joaquin, Isco and Kameni, among others. His term at the club ends in August 2012, when the Andalusian team qualified for the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in its history.
WEA, acronym for White Elephant Academy, is a set of projects created by Antonio Fernández, his entrepreneurial spirit continues to produce ideas and propose solutions to different concerns related to the world of professional football where he has extensive experience.
LaLiga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP)
He then signs with LaLiga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) and goes to Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia.
In the summer of 2018, he came to the Cádiz CF Sports Direction where he currently remains.
After 15 years Antonio comes back to Sevilla FC as Youth International Recruitment Director.