Deportivo la Coruna President Tino Fernandez says he had to ‘intervene’ last season as the club ‘took the wrong option’ in La Primera.
Depor will be playing in La Segunda next season and Fernandez believes it was the style of football the team employed that contributed to their relegation.
“Several teams with fewer resources than us opted for a more physical type of football and I had to intervene on the sporting side because maybe we took the wrong option,” he told La Voz de Galicia.
“Other sides used more muscle, ran more, got behind the ball, counter-attacked and gave more importance to dead balls.
“We chose to play another way and those that got the better results were the others.”
Fernandez also cast doubt on whether striker Florin Andone will stay with the club this summer.
The Romanian has a buyout clause in his contract that sees it drop from €20m to €6m in the event of relegation, and Fernandez is unsure whether he will remain at Riazor.
“I think Andone is not going to continue here, but I don’t know and he hasn’t told us anything,” he said.