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Valencia part ways with Gennaro Gattuso

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The former AC Milan and Napoli coach’s tenure in Spain lasted only 18 LaLiga matches.

Valencia have confirmed the departure of manager Gennaro Gattuso.

After a year out of the game, Gattuso replaced Jose Bordalas at the Mestalla for this season. However, in 22 games across all tournaments, he only oversaw seven victories (D5 L10). This form saw the club drop to 14th place in LaLiga, one point above the relegation zone.

Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Real Valladolid extended Valencia’s winless streak in the league to four games (D1 L3).

“Valencia CF announce that this Monday, January 30th, the club and the first team coach, Gennaro Gattuso, have decided by mutual agreement to end the contractual relationship between the two parties,” read a club statement.

“The club wish to thank Gattuso for his commitment and work during his time in charge and wish him the best of luck for the future.

“The team will return to training this Tuesday, January 31st, under ‘Voro’ Gonzalez.”

Salvador Gonzalez Marco, known as Voro, is set to take over as interim coach of Valencia for a seventh time. He previously took charge of four games at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

Los Che return to action on Thursday away to reigning LaLiga champions Real Madrid.