Previous
Dinamo Zagreb
Manchester City
1
4
FT
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
Atalanta
0
3
FT
Game Details
Club Brugge
Real Madrid
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Galatasaray
2
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Tottenham Hotspur
2
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Olympiakos
Red Star Belgrade
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Lokomotiv Moscow
1
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Juventus
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Next
Ajax AmsterdamAjax Amsterdam
ValenciaValencia
0
1
FT
Game Details
ValenciaValencia
ChelseaChelsea
2
2
FT
Game Details
ValenciaValencia
LilleLille
4
1
FT
Game Details
ValenciaValencia
Sevilla FCSevilla FC
1
1
FT
Game Details
LilleLille
ValenciaValencia
1
1
FT
Game Details
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
ValenciaValencia
1
1
FT
Game Details
ValenciaValencia
Ajax AmsterdamAjax Amsterdam
0
3
FT
Game Details
ValenciaValencia
LeganesLeganes
1
1
FT
Game Details
ChelseaChelsea
ValenciaValencia
0
1
FT
Game Details
BarcelonaBarcelona
ValenciaValencia
5
2
FT
Game Details
ESPN FC  By ESPN

Gary Neville: Valencia needed Pako Ayestaran on coaching team

Pako Ayestaran had been out of work after leaving Santos Laguna in November.

Valencia boss Gary Neville hopes the appointment of Rafa Benitez's former assistant Pako Ayestaran will "fill a void" at the club.

Valencia announced on Saturday that Ayestaran, who helped Benitez to title success at the Mestalla in 2002 and 2004, was returning to the club's first-team staff as assistant coach.

Los Che already have Phil Neville and Miguel Angel Angulo as assistant coaches, as well as "team delegate" Voro, goalkeeper coach Jose Manuel Ochotorena and psychologist Julio Figueroa.

However, Gary Neville said after Saturday's 2-1 La Liga victory over Espanyol that Ayestaran, who also worked with Benitez at clubs including Tenerife and Liverpool, would be a valuable addition.

"Pako's been here before," he said. "This isn't to replace any of the current staff. I'm delighted with what they're doing.

"I didn't come here with any staff -- probably the only head coach to ever come into a football club without anybody.

"Over the last six or seven weeks I've assessed the situation and Pako's name was first mentioned and talked about pre-Christmas. I felt we needed to fill a void within the coaching team."

After spending the majority of his coaching career as an assistant, Ayestaran took charge at Mexican club Tecos in 2013 in the Mexican second tier before enjoying a brief but highly successful stint with Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he won the league, State Cup and Toto Cup.

In August, he was named head coach of Liga MX champions Santos Laguna but left in November by mutual consent.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.