Former Barcelona general manager Pep Segura is tipped to replace Mateu Alemany in the position at Valencia, according to reports.
Segura (pictured right, alongside former Blaugrana vice-president Jordi Mestre, left, and Abidal, centre) is currently not employed in football after leaving the Camp Nou in January.
The Catalan press have been vehement in their criticism of the work of Segura, with Mestre said to be the individual to offer the strongest defence but both men have now exited the Spanish champions.
A report in Gols Media now states that talks have already been held between Segura and Los Che regarding a link up.
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.
Valencia president Peter 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.
Boss Marcelino Garcia Toral – a close personal friend of Alemany – has already exited the Copa del Rey winners due to the ruptures at the club and has been replaced by Albert Celades.
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.