The turmoil surrounding Valencia took a new turn on Monday after the Spanish club sacked manager Albert Celades and then received the resignation of sporting director Cesar Sanchez shortly after.
Celades was brought in to manage Valencia in September following the sacking of Marcelino García Toral but he proved unable to revive the club.
Valencia's head coach Albert Celades reacts during the Champions League round of 16, first leg, soccer match between Atalanta and Valencia at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
Valencia have picked up a meagre four points from a possible 15 since the restart following the coronavirus lockdown, dropping to eighth in the league, eight points off the Champions League qualifying spots.
"The club also value his help and contribution since he took over as coach of the first team in a moment of difficulty, and wish him every success in his future endeavours".
Celades is the sixth manager Valencia have sacked since the club was bought by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim in 2014 while Sanchez, who was appointed in January, is the sixth sporting director to have left the role in the same period.
In total, Valencia have had 11 different coaches - including caretaker Voro - since Unai Emery left in 2012.
It was Celades' first job in club management following roles with the Spanish national team's youth set-up and he worked as an assistant to Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid in 2018.
According to the club statement, this will be "on a provisional basis through to the end of the present season".