Valencia President Manuel Llorente has reportedly rung and apologised to Mauricio Pellegrino and even admitted that his dismissal was ‘hot-headed’.
That was the accusation Pellegrino threw at Llorente and sporting director Braulio Vazquez after they dispensed with his services at the weekend following the 5-2 home defeat to Real Sociedad.
In presenting Ernesto Valverde as his replacement, both Llorente and Braulio continued to make clear that the recent results under Pellegrino had been unacceptable and that those were the result of ‘hot-headedness’, in response to their former colleague.
However, Marca believe that Llorente has moved to rectify the worsening situation by calling Pellegrino last night to apologise for those words spoken when presenting Valverde. Llorente also allegedly agreed with Pellegrino’s stance that his dismissal was perhaps premature.
Pellegrino and his backroom staff are now set for face-to-face talks with Llorente to conclude talks over compensation owed. The former defender had signed a two-year contract with the club in the summer.