Claudio Ranieri insists he will not resign despite seeing his Valencia side crash out of the Uefa Cup.

However, the Italian’s fate will be decided for him by the Primera club’s board who have called an emergency meeting for later today in the wake of last night’s defeat to Steaua Bucharest.

The Uefa Cup holders crashed out of this season’s competition on penalties after blowing a 2-0 first-leg lead in Bucharest.

However, the former Chelsea coach remains confident that he has a role to play at the club.
“Resign? I won’t do it because I’m not the sort of person to give up,” he declared.

“I want to carry on fighting, I never surrender.

“I don’t think we have deserved to lose our recent games, but we have done and we have to carry on because sooner or later the bad run will come to an end.”