Gracia not afraid of Malaga sack

Malaga boss Javi Gracia has insisted that he is not afraid of losing his job, despite Saturday’s visit of Granada being portrayed as a must-win.

The Andalucians head into Week 13 rock bottom of La Liga, with only five goals scored and three successive defeats to their name, but the Coach is adamant his side are only one victory away from all their “wounds being healed”.

“We’re playing Granada for the three points, which would heal all our wounds,” he said at a Press conference.

“We’ve received plenty of support from the fans at La Rosaleda in the past, and we hope it’ll be a very good evening for everyone.

“We hope to show our strength again and that the fans enjoy themselves and are satisfied with the team’s performance and result.

“I feel calm and valued by the club, players, environment and owner, who has made [his support for me] public.

“I get on with my job quietly and by devoting maximum effort to ensure things go well.

“[On fears of being sacked if Malaga lose], such things are media talk. I accept my responsibilities as Coach and nothing more.

“We’re bottom for many reasons, but primarily we must improve our attacking game, rather than our defensive.

“[On the possible departures of general manager Vicente Casado and sporting director Mario Husillos], although the situation of club is more or less stable, these things shouldn’t distract us.

“On my part, stabilising the club is to get points on the board, which would help the situation of the club and allow everything to work much better.”

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