Former AC Milan and Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso has been dismissed as head coach of Valencia after just seven months in charge of the club.
The Italian joined the Spanish club in the summer of 2022/23 season, after a year out of the game and on the back of a successful campaign with the Azzurri, leading them to his first title as a coach, the 2019–20 Coppa Italia.
He leaves the club in 14th place, winless in four outings since the World Cup break and just a point above the bottom three. He becomes the 10th coach to leave Valencia in the last nine years.
Following his side’s 1-0 loss at Valladolid over the weekend, the former Italian midfielder was subject to media frenzy after he appeared to have gesticulated angrily towards a cameraman upon their arrival back to Valencia.
Reports claim he leaves on “mutual consent” after having met with club owner, Peter Lim on the recruitment plans for Valencia before the transfer window shuts later today.
The 45-year-old and the club officials decided that it would be best if he stood down after it became clear to him that there would be no market activity during this window.
Valencia stalwart Voro Gonzalez will take charge of the team in the meantime in his eighth stint as caretaker manager of the club.