Villarreal sack Javier Calleja
Villareal have dismissed head coach Javier Calleja after losing their La Liga game to Celta Vigo leaving them a spot from the relegation zone.
Calleja speaking to the media after his dismissal said:
“When results go badly, the Coach is the weakest part and is the most vulnerable,” Calleja is cited as saying by Cadena Cope.
“I hope the team does well under a new Coach, I tried different styles and approaches but when I was implementing them I believed I was betraying myself and my beliefs.
“We started the season badly, the players began to doubt themselves and what we were trying and when you get stuck in that rut, you must stay cool-minded but it is difficult.
“I only want to tell the club that I love them all and will always carry Villarreal in my heart, we are all hurt by how this has ended but I understand the decision.
“Leaving my post does not free me but it kills me, I’m from Villarreal and wanted to be there until the end.”