Valencia announce Bordalas as their new manager on a two-year deal

Valencia announce Jose Bordalas as their new manager on a two-year deal after he walked away from Getafe following disappointing LaLiga season

  • Valencia have appointed Jose Bordalas as their new manager on a two-year deal
  • The Spanish club have the option to extend Bordalas’ deal by a further year 
  • The 57-year-old took Getafe into the Europa League during his five-year stint
  • But they endured a disappointing LaLiga season in 2020-21, finishing 15th 
  • Javi Gracia was sacked by Valencia at the start of May after 10 months in charge 

Valencia have appointed Jose Bordalas as their new manager on Thursday after he left Getafe earlier this week.

The 57-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Mestalla with option to extend it by a further year.

Bordalas took Getafe into the Europa League during his five years in charge but has decided to walk away following a below-par campaign in LaLiga which saw them finish 15th.

Valencia have appointed ex-Getafe boss Jose Bordalas as their new manager on Thursday

The 57-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal, with the option for a further year

Valencia announced the news on their official website on Thursday, before releasing a welcoming video on their Twitter page.

A club statement read: ‘Valencia CF have reached an agreement for Jose Bordalas to become the new first team coach for the coming two seasons, through to June 30th, 2023, with an optional third year.

‘Bordalas joins the club following an extensive career to date, in which he has overseen more than 500 official games across several levels of Spanish football. 

Bordalas walked away from Getafe after they finished the 2020-21 LaLiga season in 15th

‘Amongst his standout achievements is his leading Getafe CF to the UEFA Europa League Last 16 in 2020.’

Getafe chairman Angel Torres confirmed the move on Wednesday in a departing press conference, despite official confirmation not coming until a day later from Valencia.

‘For me there is pride in our coach going to a friendly club like Valencia,’ he said.

Bordalas succeeds Javi Gracia (above), who was sacked this month after 10 months in charge

Getafe chairman Angel Torres (left) confirmed Bordalas’ move on Wednesday

Former boss Javi Gracia was sacked at the start of May by Valencia after 10 months in charge.

The ex-Watford boss won just eight LaLiga matches at the Mestalla and left with four games to play.

Bordalas becomes his successor having seen Salvador Gonzalez take charge on an interim basis until the end of the season.




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