Getafe President Angel Torres has confirmed Coach Cosmin Contra is leaving the club for Chinese side Guangzhou RF.
Torres appeared in the Press room after El Geta lost the Madrid derby against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday and announced the Romanian was departing after weeks of speculation. Midfielder Michel is making the same move.
“The reason for my appearance is that Cosmin Contra is to leave us,” Torres said, according to AS.
“It’s not the best after losing a game. These things happen. The Coach has gone and so has Michel. I want to thank them.
“They could have gone without our permission. I’m not speaking about [the compensation] or anything. It suits us economically.”
AS reports Getafe have been paid €4m for Contra and that money will be used to pay outstanding wages.
Quique Sanchez Flores has been mooted as Contra’s replacement, while Torres confirmed that the money offered by Guangzhou was too much for the club to turn down.
“With the numbers on offer, at present we can’t say no. It’s not easy to make a change in January,” Torres lamented.