After Losing 3–2 to Barcelona, Spanish Club Sack Manager With 4 Games Left in La Liga Season

After Losing 3–2 to Barcelona, Spanish Club Sack Manager With 4 Games Left in La Liga Season

- Javi Gracia saw his side slip further down the La Liga standings after their loss to Barcelona

- Valencia chiefs have fired the manager after his failure to win any of their last six games

- Long-serving staff Voro will take charge of the side temporarily until another manager is named

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Spanish outfit Valencia have handed manager Javi Gracia his sack letter following their woeful performance during the season, the club confirmed in a statement.

They slip to within six points to the drop zone in the La Liga and this is coming a day after the lost to Catalan club Barcelona.

It was their sixth consecutive league game without a win, leaving the team in 14th position in the standings, six above 18th-placed Huesca with four games left.

Following the drastic decision, a caretaker coach in person of long-serving employee Voro will take charge for the seventh time on interim basis.

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Gracia, who said after the defeat to Spanish giants Barcelona that he "could not be any more worried" about the team's predicament, is the 11th coach the club has parted ways with in the last nine years.

Valencia President Anil Murthy justified the club's lack of signings by revealing they suffered a 100 million euro fall in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After Losing 3–2 to Barcelona, Valencia Take Drastic Decision on Team Manager Javi Gracia
Javi Gracia fired at Valencia. Photo: Manuel Queimadelos
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Meanwhile, Premier League club Chelsea have joined the race to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot who is also being trailed by Spanish giants Barcelona.

The sensational player has featured for the Old Lady 41 times in all competitions this season but his contract lapses at the end of the season. It was gathered that he would now be available for around £17million in the summer transfer window.

the player’s mother who doubles as his agent is already in talks with Barcelona, however Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly also interested.

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Tottenham set to appoint top German manager as replacement for Jose Mourinho earlier reported that Argentine club side Estudiantes can confirm that their youngster Dario Sarmiento has sealed a permanent move to Premier League side Manchester City on a £5.2 million deal.

The 18-year-old star has been likened to Barcelona legend Lionel Messi owing to his speed and his ability on the ball.

Sources say the attacker has been on the Citizens radar for some time but decided to initiate negotiations with his Argentine club last December.


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