Gattuso part ways with Valencia… Unavoidable ‘Director’s Cruelty’

Coach Ahn Hong-seok = Coach Gennaro Gattuso was also listed on the Spanish professional soccer team Valencia’s ‘Coach Cruel History’.

The Valencia club announced on its homepage on the 31st (Korean time) that it had parted ways with manager Gattuso by mutual agreement.

Coach Gattuso, who signed a two-year contract in June of last year and took the helm of Valencia, stepped down after just seven months.

Although the exact reason was not disclosed, it seems that Valencia decided to part ways with manager Gattuso because of poor performance. 메이저사이트

With only 5 wins (5 draws and 8 losses) in La Liga this season, Valencia are in 14th place out of 20 teams. If you go down 4 more steps, you are in the relegation zone.

Recently, they lost 0-1 to 17th place Valladolid, heightening the sense of crisis.

“The club appreciates Gattuso’s dedication and wishes him the best of luck in his future,” Valencia wrote.

Gattuso, who earned a reputation as a tireless defensive midfielder in AC Milan (Italy) and the Italian national team during his active career, even after becoming a leader, made noteworthy moves, such as directing Napoli’s Coppa Italia championship in the 2019-2020 season.

However, he did not escape the cruel fate that has been passed down to Valencia coaches.

Valencia has been criticized for being run hastily since Singaporean businessman Peter Lim became the owner in 2014, and its performance continued to decline.

In particular, the manager has been replaced 5 times in the past 3 years.

‘Public sentiment’ is not good enough that placards protesting against Lim’s owner are always hung in the stands of Valencia’s home stadium. Several protests were held calling for the sale of the club by owner Lim.

Even in the process of leaving the team, Lee Kang-in, the Korean national team player who learned soccer in Valencia, also received a lot of criticism from the owner Lim.

Valencia announced that for the time being, youth academy coach Boro Gonzalez will lead the first team as interim manager.

This is the eighth time Gonzalez has led the first team as interim manager or acting manager.

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