“There was a loss of confidence with his role in the club model that the property has in the long term. In summer there was a distancing between the decisions of the club and the decisive role, of a lot of influence, that Marcelino demanded in the signing policy, also with a public pressure that made things even more difficult, ”he said in the first official explanations of the dismissal of the Asturian technician.
“The club had supported him in everything, including his decisions about the market. Even in the worst sporting moment, in January, it was Peter Lim who finally decided to continue supporting him. This summer, however, a challenge and a constant individual discrepancy towards that club model was unacceptable and that was not going to stop. His project was different from that of the owner, ”he said.
The top club leader acknowledged that it was “a painful decision” and that “we had to explain better, a mistake that we will improve. Sometimes important decisions are difficult to understand in the short term. Now everyone is seeing that our intention is to continue growing, with another coach, Albert Celades, but with the same ambition. ”
Murthy denied the theory put forward by Marcelino in his farewell press conference in which he said he was dismissed for winning the Copa del Rey, since, he revealed, he had been asked from the club to focus his efforts only on the League to be able to Achieve qualification for the Champions League.
“That loss of confidence due to differences over the club model of the maximum shareholder has nothing to do with competing and winning an official title, we would never give up on that. How will Lim not want to win a title? Millions of people from all over the world saw Valencia win a final at Barça de Messi. Is there a better promotion of the Valencia brand than that? ”He asked.
“Winning titles again is one of the basic objectives for which we are here. I congratulated Marcelino for the Cup and the qualifications for Champions and I do it again. One thing does not take away the other, ”he added.
The Valencian president said that Marcelino's dismissal was not due to a question of distrust for concrete results but "for something much more important" as was that "great distancing" with the future club model.
“He had wanted until the end of the market to make a different template. From the premise of being competitive, the idea of ownership is that of a team with young players, with an important part of the Academy, and only some strategic signings, such as Rodrigo, Andre, Cancelo, Guedes or Maxi himself ”, explained.
“In the last two years, the average age of the team had been growing and, however, Ferran or Kang In are demonstrating, despite being players with much room for improvement, that they deserved a greater bet, that they could help much more within the template that leaving them out, ”he continued.