The side have won just two of their last 14 matches in the division and whilst they sit 13th in the standings, they are only three points above the drop zone.
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‘MERITON se vuelve a plantear la destitución de GRACIA si no gana ante el Celta. Esa es la ultima hora y el técnico, en RP, sigue en su línea de no sumar pese a todo’
— SER Deportivos Valen (@SERDepValencia) February 19, 2021
The club’s prolonged run of poor form is worrying the owners that relegation is a possibility, leaving Gracia in a vulnerable position.
The financial uncertainty at the Mestalla meant Los Che slashed their wage budget by a whopping 40 percent for the current campaign, with the club’s financial situation explaining the gutting of the squad.
Stars such as Rodrigo Moreno, Ferran Torres, Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin and Ezequiel Garay all left the clubs without any replacements added to the squad.