Mendilibar: I couldn’t have done more

Jose Luis Mendilibar has reflected that he could not have done any more to turn Osasuna’s situation around, as he reflects on his sacking.

The 52-year-old was this week removed from his position as Coach after two-and-a-half years, just three games into the new League campaign.

“This is the law of life, these things happen,” mused Mendilibar to reporters today.

“I want to acknowledge the work of all the people at Tajonar [Osasuna’s training facilities], the players, the media and the fans.

“This is a board decision and I have to accept it. The board has decided that I will not continue, period. They will have their reasons for it.

“If we have not done more it is because we could not, but I have given everything that I have. I thought we were going to get things done. So I do not regret having continued with Osasuna. It was not easy and it isn’t now. I hope the squad can move forward.

“This club has nothing to do with the club that was here when I arrived.”

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