Valencia have released a statement offering ‘full support for the players, Coach and coaching staff’, but Miroslav Djukic’s position reportedly hangs by a thread.
Three consecutive defeats in La Liga have pushed Los Che back into a state of crisis and speculation is mounting on their 47-year-old tactician’s position.
Reports yesterday were that the club were seriously considering removing Djukic even before Sunday’s match against Getafe.
However, the club have looked to deny this through issuing a statement on their official website.
“The board of directors of Valencia expresses its full support for the players, Coach and coaching staff of the first team,” read the club’s communication, before explaining President Amadeo Salvo’s focus is on meeting with Dalian Wanda in China with regards involvement on completion of the Nou Mestalla.
Even so, Superdeporte lead a number of outlets reporting that Djukic’s position is not safe and that he must win on Sunday at Getafe to avoid being sacked.
It is seen that Djukic has only been saved up until this point due to Salvo’s particular determination to stick to his early-season message that the Coach will remain for the entire season.
Sporting director Braulio Vazquez’s position is also seen as at risk with it believed that the President may sack him upon his return from China.
AS say that Los Che are considering bringing in former defender Roberto Ayala as Braulio’s replacement, whilst also handing Francisco Javier Rufete a more prominent role with the senior side, on from his work overseeing youth development.
Kick off: Sunday, November 3, 2013 – 11.00 UK