Valencia (EFE).- Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso went to the sports city of Paterna on Tuesday to say goodbye to the Valencia squad after reaching an agreement with the club on Monday to terminate his contract and in a brief appearance before the media without admit questions thanked the treatment received since he arrived in June and showed his sadness for the situation of the team.
“I’m sorry for what has happened, but life is like that,” he said in the parking lot of the sports city. “The club and I have decided to go in this direction and that’s it, calmly and respectfully. Sorry. I can only say ‘Amunt Valencia’ because it is a very big club and an incredible city. Good luck and thanks for the hospitality, ”he explained before declining questions about the circumstances surrounding his departure.
“I just wanted to thank you for understanding and for everything in these seven months that I have been here. I want to thank an incredible fan base, there have always been 40 or 45 thousand spectators at Mestalla, ”said the coach, who went to Paterna early in the morning accompanied by one of his assistants.
President Layhoon Chan was also there, along with other officials from the entity.
The Italian coach, who spent nearly an hour in Paterna, did have a message of encouragement for the man who, at least for the moment, will be his replacement on the bench, Voro González. “Good luck to Voro, he has a very difficult job but with very brave kids,” he said.
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