Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has been sacked by La Liga side Valencia, with Pako Ayestaran to take charge until the end of the season.
Fernando 'El Nino' Torres broke the deadlock for Atletico Madrid against Valencia, and manager Diego Simeone acknowledged after the match that Torres' speed, skill and firepower were exactly what his team were looking for.
Valencia boss Gary Neville has appointed Pako Ayestaran, who formerly assisted Rafael Benitez at Liverpool and Valencia, to join his coaching staff.
The Manchester United youth academy hasn't been churning out world class players at the rate that it used to, and the club have appointed a former academy graduate as the new head to help improve the situation.
Gary Neville boosts the team confidence ahead of their Saturday fixture against Espanyol FC and believes fans are their main motivation to perform.
Ex-Manchester United star, Gary Neville hasn't been having the best time of his life with 9 winless La Liga games so far and an end to the cup run.
There is some good news and some bad news for the FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi fans ahead of the Catalan side's Copa Del Rey second leg encounter at the Mestalla stadium against Valencia CF on Wednesday.
Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona piled more misery on Gary Neville's ill-fated reign as Valencia boss to take an unassailable 7-0 lead in their Copa del Rey semi-final, first-leg on Wednesday.
They are both traditionally big clubs in Spain, but while FC Barcelona have gone from strength to strength to enjoy regular success at the top of the table, Valencia CF languishes in mid table obscurity in the La Liga. That however,will all be hurled out of the window, as they go into this Copa Del Rey semi final.
The 25-year-old Real Madrid winger, who joined Valencia on loan for the rest of the season, has stated that he considers it to be a big opportunity for him and the decision to move was an easy one to make.