Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido has asserted that the club’s recent past must be forgotten ahead of entering a period of rebuilding.
The club have missed out on European qualification for next year, pending respective issues keeping both Malaga and Rayo Vallecano out, and the club are expected to have to sell a number of players to help service a €50m debt.
Ahead of the summer, the club’s President has delivered a message to supporters that the club must now put to one side recent successes both in domestic and European cup competitions.
“It has been historical, it has been brilliant, but it is over and now we must put our feet on the ground to know what we are and, from the basis of humility that has brought us this far, build again, over a short period of time, a new Sevilla to excite us, to make our stadium vibrant again,” Del Nido told reporters this week.
“For this we must forget the moments that have passed.
“Let no-one think that this means a return to the past, which means going back to the years prior to 2002.
“It is a turning point, it is a starting point to rebuild, as a I say, a Sevilla that is powerful, large and exciting.
“Certainly we are putting together an important sporting project for next season, but knowing that we will grow, nothing has happened with regards sales because nobody is leaving.”