Valencia have announced Jose Bordalas as their new manager for a two-year deal after walking away from Getafe after a disappointing LaLiga season.
- Valencia has appointed Jose Bordalas as their new manager for a two-year contract
- The Spanish club has the option to extend the deal with Bordalas for another year
- The 57-year-old took Getafe to the Europa League during his five-year stint
- But they endured a disappointing LaLiga season in 2020-21, finishing 15th
- Javi Gracia was fired by Valencia in early May after being in charge for 10 months
Valencia appointed Jose Bordalas as their new manager on Thursday after leaving Getafe earlier this week.
The 57-year-old has put pen to paper for a two-year deal on the Mestalla with the option to extend it for another year.
Bordalas took Getafe to the Europa League during his five years in charge, but has decided to walk away after an underperforming campaign at LaLiga in which they finished 15th.
Valencia appointed ex-Getafe boss Jose Bordalas as their new manager on Thursday
The 57-year-old has put on paper a two-year contract, with the option for another year
Valencia announced the news on their official website on Thursday, before publishing a welcome video on their Twitter page.
Read a club statementValencia CF has agreed on Jose Bordalas to become the new coach of the first team for the next two seasons, through June 30, 2023, with an optional third year.
Bordalas joins the club after an extensive career to date, in which he has led more than 500 official matches at various levels of Spanish football.
Bordalas walked away from Getafe after finishing the 2020-21 LaLiga season in 15th place
One of his standout achievements is his lead Getafe CF to the UEFA Europa League Last 16 in 2020. ‘
Getafe chairman Angel Torres confirmed the move in an outgoing press conference on Wednesday, despite official confirmation from Valencia only a day later.
“For me it is proud that our coach is going to a friendly club like Valencia,” he said.
Bordalas succeeds Javi Gracia (above), who was fired after 10 months in charge this month
Getafe chairman Angel Torres (left) confirmed Bordalas’s move to Valencia on Wednesday
Former boss Javi Gracia was fired by Valencia in early May after being in charge for 10 months.
The ex-Watford boss won just eight LaLiga games in Mestalla and left with four games to play.
Bordalas becomes his successor after seeing Salvador Gonzalez take the lead on an interim basis until the end of the season.