Crucial day in Valencia off-field crisis

Tuesday is a crucial day for Valencia’s season with general manager Mateu Alemany and Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral’s futures on the line.

Reputable Valencia-based journalist Hector Gomez reported on Monday that Marcelino is prepared to quit the club should Alemany walk out.

“It is a shame for everyone to be in this situation,” Alemany has said as cited by Marca, ahead of crunch talks on Tuesday.

Alemany was behind Marcelino’s appointment two summers ago and stuck by the Coach earlier in the season with the club languishing in the bottom half of the standings.

Marca say that Alemany is due to leave the Mestalla due to irreversible differences with the club’s president Peter Lim, in what will be viewed as a significant blow to Los Che.

Sports Tribune say that an emergency meeting has been scheduled on Monday to discuss the situation with Alemany’s exit the likely outcome, but this has yet to be resolved.

Alemany has been the individual accredited for Valencia’s rise back to the top of Spanish football in the past two seasons – they have recorded successive top four finishes after back-to-back campaigns in which they ended the season 12th in La Liga.

Lim is said to have interfered in sporting matters and this has led to a professional fallout between the individuals, with Alemany considering his position untenable.

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