Herrera: I’m crying inside

Paco Herrera gave an emotional Press conference to say his goodbyes, before commenting that he believed he could have turned things around.

The 59-year-old was shown the door on Monday after three years at Balaidos, with Celta Vigo currently sat 18th in the League, four points adrift of safety.

“I’m crying inside. It has been three years and I just want to say thank you,” he told reporters at a conference called at the club’s ground on Monday evening.

“I want to thank my family, because from a distance they have been a tremendous strength with me and have helped me in difficult time and given me the energy to keep going.

“The fans, I want to remember all the games we’ve played in these years and how they have travelled all night to cheer us.

“And how in the first year when we did not get promoted, we were greeted at the airport and they encouraged us.

“Thank you to all the fans who have trusted and those who though otherwise, expressing their affection for the club.”

Herrera had complained earlier in the day that nobody at the club had informed him of their decision to sack him.

“This time I leave as friends and companions. And the President, as head of the board that has shown me his friendship.

“The results are why there is this situation. I am a fighter and I would have liked to have fought until the last minute of the last game. Probably the blame lies with the results and they are part of my job.”

Abel Resino is the man tasked with replacing Herrera.

“I am confident that the new Coach will achieve what I honestly thought I would achieve and I do not intend to put pressure on him.

“I’m Celta, from now a fan. And what they do well is for the good of the all.”

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