New Valencia boss imminent, hints Voro

Valencia caretaker Voro hints a coaching appointment is imminent ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leganes. “I was told that I’d be in charge for two games…”

Voro began his fourth interim spell with a 2-1 win against Alaves on Thursday, Valencia’s first La Liga points of the season, but while he was “proud” and “available to the club”, the former Spain defender confirmed his intention to eventually reassume his role of matchday delegate.

“There are people who believe that the match will be easy, but it won’t be,” he said at a Press conference.

“We got the victory and it’s important to continue growing. We’ve done nothing yet. We’ve only picked up three points, but we’ll keep fighting.

“It was important to end the negative run of results, but we know that our game can be improved. We travel to Leganes more liberated, but the victory doesn’t mean we can relax.

“It only serves for us to believe more in ourselves. If we’re united as a team, things will be better.

“On Sunday we have a difficult game against a team that, although they’ve just gone up, have a very well-assimilated game dynamic, started very well and are playing at home.

“We haven’t talked about the next match. I was told that I’d be in charge for two games.

“My head isn’t thinking about if I’ll be in charge against Atletico Madrid. I have enough with the match coming up.

“I’m available to the club, but my priority is to continue as a delegate, although I’m proud the club can count on me right now and that I can help.”

Voro then singled out Dani Parejo for praise after the midfielder scored a late penalty to secure victory for Los Che midweek, despite his unpopularity among fans for showing a perceived lack of commitment over the summer.

“I see him with a lot of personality,” he added.

“I think the fact he took the decision to take the penalty speaks volumes of him as a person and player.

“He gives us a lot going forward, although he has to improve on certain things like everyone else.

“He’s a very involved footballer and proved it by saying, ‘I’m here and I’ll take [the penalty.’ He proved he had a lot of character.”

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