Valencia have sacked Javia Gracia as coach, the Spanish membership introduced on Monday, with simply 4 video games left of the season.
A 3-2 defeat by Barcelona at Mestalla on Sunday proved to be Gracia’s last match after simply 10 months in cost.
Valencia are 14th in La Liga after six video games and not using a win however Gracia had steered them away from the underside three, a feat in itself after the membership bought a number of key gamers final summer season.
They’re presently six factors above the relegation zone.
“Valencia CF introduced this Monday the dismissal of Javi Gracia as coach of the primary staff,” a membership assertion learn.
“The Membership desires to publicly thank him for his work and dedication throughout these months main the staff and desires him the very best of success for the long run.
“Salvador Gonzalez ‘Voro’ will lead the primary staff on a provisional foundation.”
Valencia have endured a depressing season to proceed the membership’s decline underneath the unpopular management of proprietor Peter Lim and president Anil Murthy.
Gracia’s job was made tougher when the membership made no signings final summer season whereas permitting the likes of Ferran Torres, Rodrigo Moreno, Daniel Parejo and Francis Coquelin to go away. Parejo and Coquelin joined rivals Villarreal.
In September, Gracia criticised the membership’s exercise within the switch window and even thought of resigning, based on studies within the Spanish press on the time.
Three wins within the first 18 La Liga video games had Valencia sitting within the backside three in January however a slight enchancment in outcomes was sufficient to edge them away from the relegation zone, earlier than one other dip in current weeks.
Lim and Murthy will now be searching for Valencia’s sixth everlasting coach in 5 years.
Additionally it is the sixth time Voro has been positioned in short-term cost, with the primary sport of his newest spell coming at residence to fellow strugglers Actual Valladolid on Sunday.