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Cesare Prandelli quits as Valencia manager

To nobody’s surprise Cesare Prandelli has quit as the manager of Valencia. Valencia have won just once in La Liga since Prandelli took over in September and are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Valencia released a statement announcing that the former Italy national coach has presented ‘his irrevocable resignation as the first team manager.’

“Cesare Prandelli has communicated to Valencia Club de Futbol his irrevocable decision to resign from his position as coach, as of Friday, December 30th,” the club said in a statement.

“Voro Gonzalez will take over in charge of the first team squad.”

After a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon in his first match in charge, Valencia have lost four and drawn three, languishing in 17th place in the La Liga standings with 12 points from 15 games, above the relegation zone only on goal difference.

Prandelli, who was under contract until June 2018 is the fourth manager Valencia have had in 2016 following the exits of Gary Neville, Pako Ayestaran and Salvador Gonzalez.

Simone Zaza, who is on loan at West Ham from Juventus, was expected to join Valencia in the January transfer window, but that move could be put on hold until the club solves its latest managerial crisis.