Gary Neville shared that he had absolutely no intention of resigning from the position of Valencia manager after the shameful 7-0 defeat his side suffered at Camp Nou Stadium by Barcelona.
On the other hand, the sporting director of Valencia – Suso Garcia Pitarch – categorized the heavy blow suffered by the squad as “one of the worst results” in the cub’s history. He, however, avoided answering the questions related to Neville’s future at the Mestalla Stadium, which is why the Spanish club are not expected to take any drastic actions against current head-coach.
The Englishman was asked several times whether he was considering to resign after the unfortunate result on Wednesday night. Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were the stars of the game, scoring a total of seven goals, with four coming from Suarez and three netted by Messi, respectively. Regardless of the hard blow suffered at Camp Nou, Neville categorically denied that he would hand in his resignation from the position of Valencia’s manager.
Still, Neville confessed that the defeat was one of his worst ones ever. His squad were effectively knocked out of the Copa del Rey competition, even though that the club is to face Barcelona once again, in their second leg at the Mestalla Stadium that is scheduled for February 10th.
Although that the blow was really severe, the problem was not the defeat itself, but the fact that Barceloca could have beaten Neville’s side with more than seven goals. The club that currently occupies the 12th position in La Liga table got humiliated by the brilliant game of Barcelona.
Valencia’s coach confessed that he had not enjoyed what he saw, calling the performance of his side a “critical” one. He added that Valencia would have to recover very quickly and once again insisted on having absolutely no intention of resigning regardless of his coaching career’s difficult start.
The fact that Valencia have not managed to win in any of their first eight La Liga games and their last 11 games in total under the news manager raised questions about his future in the club. Although the former midfielder of the club David Albelda had said that the job of Neville is not endangered, it was quite unfortunate that Valencia were defeated by Sporting Gijon at home, which was the first time they had been beaten at the Mestalla Stadium since November 2014.
The squad had four wins under Neville in Copa del Rey competition – his only victories as a manager in a total of 15 games.