Valencia coach Cesare Prandelli has held crisis talks with club owner Peter Lim in Singapore as the club prepare themselves for a relegation battle.
Los Che sit above La Liga’s relegation zone based on their head-to-head record over Sporting Gijon and are now hoping to avoid the prospect of a first demotion from Spain’s top flight in three decades.
Today Online reported the Italian coach flew to Singapore to discuss the January transfer window with Lim as there is a strong belief the squad lacks quality in key areas and they have failed to replace outgoing players such as Shkodran Mustafi, Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer and Alvaro Negredo – who all departed earlier this year.
Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Real Sociedad, their ninth of the season, led an angry group of fans to attack the team bus upon their return to the club’s training ground while Lim was booed by a large section of the club’s fans during last month’s draw against Granada.
"The club has spent two years suffering, it has structural problems. There are a lot of young players," Prandelli after the defeat in San Sebastian.
"The club needs to seriously think about how it can improve and decide what the team's future is going to be. The league table never lies, it's a reflection of the team's values.”
Since winning his first match in charge in Gijon, Valencia have gone eight league games without a win under the former Azzurri boss.