Vazquez aiming for eight wins

Fernando Vazquez was officially presented as Deportivo’s replacement for Domingos Paciencia and has already set a season target of eight more wins.

Depor only have three to their name from the first 23 played, with Paciencia having added one from his six games in charge, before resigning on Monday morning.

Former Celta Vigo Coach Vazquez was confirmed late on Monday as his replacement, signing a contract until June 30, which has an automatic renewal clause in it, should the team avoid relegation.

“The truth is that I feel a little excited because this is an opportunity and I hope to not disappoint anyone in this difficult moment,” Vazquez told reporters in being presented to the media this week.

“But I am clear that nothing is impossible and the ambition now is to win eight games.

“I have always been able to resurrect teams, revive them, because I control these situations well and I think I’ll get Deportivo transformed into performing better than they are currently doing.

“Anyone who looks at the data will see that 48 goals against is something unaffordable, so my ambition is to create a team that it compact and hard to beat, which is not to say we will park the bus in front of the goal, I want more of a cheerful squad, but one that is hard and very competitive.”

The 58-year-old has been out of work for almost six years, after leaving Celta in April 2007.

“Two of those years I did not train, but from there, I did not because the offers did not convince me or because the clubs did not want to hire me, so I come here to invest myself and to show that I’m still alive, because some people may have thought that I did not want to train.”

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