Juan Carlos Unzue has explained why he and Racing Santander parted company just a few days before the start of the season.
Unzue only agreed to take up the role at the newly-relegated outfit earlier this summer, but in signing a two-year contract with an option for a third, was warned at the time by the club’s administrators that his deal would be hard sustain.
“I knew it would be difficult to come here and it has proven so,” admitted former Barcelona goalkeeper Coach Unzue at a Press conference today.
“In the end, things were not as they seemed. I hope that with all this fuss that I’ve been involved in that it is clear that I am not leaving Racing Santander for financial reasons, nor for contractual reasons.
“It is not my way. I’m not a guy who doesn’t negotiate.”
Unzue explained then that he offered to cut the compensation clause he would have been due had the club decided to sack him. He then followed this up by agreeing to adjust his contract and sign for just a single season.
Even after this, the Coach says, President Angel Lavi negotiated to mutually terminate his deal last Monday, with Lavi reportedly having already by that time begun negotiations with his replacement Fabri.