Kempes criticises Valencia’s Lim

Mario Kempes has reaffirmed his support for Valencia despite the club’s decision not to renew his contract as an international ambassador of the club.

Kempes – who spent a combined seven years in two spells at the Mestalla and is now based in the United States – revealed on social media that the club had decided not to renew his contract after three years and three months.

"I have stopped being a Valencia ambassador through contract but not through the heart,” the Argentian told Onda Cero radio.

"Nothing changes, I still feel the same for this team. They sent [Valencia marketing director] Damia [Vidagany] to let me know that I was no longer an ambassador but it shouldn't have been him. The bosses should have shown their faces.

"The reason they have given me for this decision is the long distance but I'm an international ambassador so it's obvious that I live overseas.

"In the three years that I've been ambassador, I've never been asked for advice.

"It has been a year since Lim has travelled to Valencia, and what type of owner does not go where his business is? Unfortunately, the sporting side is what it is."

"It has been a while since we have seen the Valencia we know, but I don't believe they are in danger of relegation.

"I do believe they have to start planning for next season, who will stay and who will arrive."

After Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Eibar, Kempes took to Twitter to state: "Gentlemen, unfortunately we are in the presence of a team that is lost. There is no game, no direction and little will.”

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