Valencia announced the sacking of coach Albert Celades, putting Voro Gonzalez on a temporary charge of the side.
Celades, who had held positions in the youth coaching set-up in Spain, and Real Madrid, took over the reins at Mestalla in September following Marcelino ‘s departure. They have won one of their four matches since the resumption of Spanish football in recent weeks and lost to local rivals Villarreal on Sunday.
They sit eighth in La Liga and have given up the 44-year-old ‘s services.
A club release read: “Valencia CF has told Albert Celades of his withdrawal from his role as first-team coach with immediate effect. The club would like to thank him publicly for his work and commitment in the club during his time — a span in which we qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and significant victories on grounds we had not previously played. And in a tough time he took over as coach of the first team, the club still respects his support and commitment and wishes him every success in his future endeavors. From Tuesday, Voro Gonzalez will provisionally take over the first team through to the end of this season.”