Voro: Valencia atmosphere ‘strange’

Valencia caretaker Coach Voro admits to a ‘strange’ atmosphere around the club following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo.

Nuno quit after a year-and-a-half at Mestalla following the 1-0 defeat to Sevilla on Sunday with Voro stepping in, leading the team for the first time against Barakaldo in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey tie.

“In these situations, when there is a change of Coach, the atmosphere is strange and people are struggling,” the former Valencia defender told a pre-match Press conference, AS reports.

“But it’s not new in football and we should go forward. Yesterday I spoke with the players and told them this is way to get up. They’re going to give everything.”

Voro was asked when he was aware Nuno was leaving, and why he feels he keeps getting put in charge, with this the third time he has held the reins on a temporary basis.

“I learned Nuno was leaving at the end of the game. The President told me that I was to head the coaching staff in the early hours of Monday,” he revealed.

“The common denominator is results. If the results don’t come then little frictions become big. I don’t see a big difference between the three situations. The first time there was a grave problem with the squad. There are nuances.

“I didn’t see an orchestrated campaign against Nuno. The fans at Mestalla are demanding but want to see the team win. When you give that to the fans, they’re with you.

“I like consensus decisions and I like support in areas I’m not so strong. Phil Neville is very important, the second coach, a great assistant and it’s not that long since he stopped playing. We’ve all consulted and it’s good that’s the case.”

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