Valencia have sacked Jose Bordalas as coach, the membership confirmed on Friday, with Gennaro Gattuso being lined as much as substitute him.
Valencia completed a disappointing ninth in La Liga final season, though they did attain the ultimate of the Copa del Rey, which they misplaced on penalties to Actual Betis.
The membership have additionally been reducing prices in current seasons and have bought plenty of key gamers with out changing them.
Bordalas, who had one yr left on his contract, criticised the board’s switch technique in January.
“Valencia CF declares that Jose Bordalas is ending his time as coach of the primary crew,” a press release learn.
“The Membership desires to thank him for all his work and dedication throughout his time as a Valencianista, during which the crew reached the Copa del Rey last, and desires him the very best of luck in his profession.”
Gattuso has reportedly been in talks with Valencia for a number of weeks and is ready to signal a two-year contract to take over at Mestalla.
The previous Italy midfielder was accountable for Napoli after they received the Coppa Italia in 2020 however was sacked the next yr after lacking out on Champions League qualification.
Gattuso additionally managed AC Milan between 2017 and 2019 however solely lasted one full season because the membership completed fifth.
He was as a consequence of be appointed coach at Tottenham final yr however the deal collapsed after a backlash from followers round feedback Gattuso beforehand made about girls in soccer and same-sex marriage.
Valencia followers protested final season concerning the working of the membership below proprietor Peter Lim.
Anil Murthy, the membership’s president, was sacked on Monday after leaked audios recorded him criticising Lim and threatening to destroy the popularity of midfielder Carlos Soler, if Soler refused to signal a brand new contract.
Valencia — whose sixth and final league title got here in 2004 — have completed ninth, thirteenth and ninth within the final three seasons in La Liga.