Speculation today is that Miroslav Djukic could be out of a job by the weekend should Valencia lose to Osasuna.
On from President Amadeo Salvo indicating yesterday that newly-appointed general manager Rufete will take any decision on the tactician, speculation today is that Djukic is immediately at risk.
Alongside a difficult start to the season, which has left Los Che in mid-table ahead of hosting Osasuna next Sunday, AS allege that Rufete and Djukic don’t quite see eye to eye on the new management philosophy at Mestalla.
Rufete is overseeing a change in strategy behind the scenes at the club that reportedly does not marry entirely with Djukic’s ideas for how to set up Valencia.
Combined with the team’s sporting situation, it is believed that defeat at the weekend could spell the end of the Serb’s short spell on the bench.
Before the weekend, Valencia are away to Swansea in Thursday evening’s Europa League.