Valencia earns 1-1 draw against the mid-table opponent Cardiz on this past Monday to stay ahead of the relegation zone. Javi Gracia’s side is only above the relegation zone by goal difference and not relieve the pressure on Javi Gracia. Valencia moved to 17th place on the points table level on points with Elche with 16 points who have two games in hand.
Ex Watford boss offered to resign the post by last October. Opted to stay and fight for the helm and hope for the better results. But with last Monday draw, Valencia stretches their winless run onto eight games. Javi Gracia told earlier that the club had broken promises to him about signing players and now be heading to the imminent exit.
Superdeporte, the newspaper based on Valencia stated owner Peter Lim and president Anil Murthy will discuss the future of Javi Gracia on coming Wednesday. Suggesting reserve team manager Oscar Fernandez could take temporary manager role in first team. According to the reports in La Sexta that Michel Gonzalez will be chosen to replace Garcia. Michel Gonzalez is former manager and coach of Getafe, Sevilla, Olympiakos, Marseille, Malaga and others.
Gracia’s main accusation is that the club not sign new players on the previous transfer window. And let go eight of his first team squad players without any replacements. Gracia had penned a two-year contract on summer of 2020 and it will effect until the summer of 2022. After owner Peter Lim took control over the club Javi Gracia is the seventh permanent manager who will be shown the exit door.
The financial uncertainty of this pandemic situation means there needs to be cut 40 percent of the wage bill of the first team squad. This helps in managing the economics of the club. Due to this reason, incoming manager Michel Gonzalez will need to climb the mountain. To get the club out of the relegation and challenging for at least European qualifications.