Gattuso Part Ways With Valencia By 'mutual Agreement'

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso has part ways with Valencia the Spanish club announced.

The club said that the two sides "have decided by mutual agreement to terminate the contractual relationship".

After losing 1-0 to Valladolid on Sunday, Valencia are 14th in LaLiga, one point above the relegation places.

"It is clear that I am responsible for this," Gattuso said after the defeat.

Media suggest that Gattuso had been frustrated by the lack of transfer activity by the club and met with club's top management on Monday.

Gattuso, , first became a head coach in 2013 with Sion in Switzerland. He went to manage former club AC Milan for two seasons from 2015 to 2017, coached Napoli from December 2019 to May 2021.

He agreed to join Fiorentina in the summer of 2021 but quit before starting his contract after a dispute over the club's transfer policy.

Gattuso took over at Valencia in June, replacing Jose Bordalas who had led the club to a ninth-place finish and the Copa del Rey final.