New Valencia coach Salvador Gonzalez ‘Voro’ has said he will invite back to the first team the club’s three Spanish international outcasts.
Voro was handed the job following the departure of Dutchman Ronald Koeman who was fired by the club on Monday.
One of his first tasks has been to extend an olive branch to David Albelda, Santiago Canizares and Miguel Angel Angulo, all of whom were dropped from the Valencia squad by Koeman last December.
“They are part of the 25-strong squad and will play if I think they are in the mental and physical condition to do so,” Voro told a news conference on Tuesday.
“They haven’t played competitive football for four months and have suffered a difficult situation. I don’t want a sporting decision to be interpreted as a political one. I want to make it clear I am free to make my decision on this.”
Valencia are only two points above the relegation zone, with five games left to play, and Voro admitted that he would have his work cut out to imprve the club’s fortunes.
“Because of the situation we are in, the job will probably be more that of a psychologist than a coach,” he added.