BarcelonaVicente Moreno has said goodbye to Espanyol in the same way he landed there two summers ago: with a friendly, polite and moderate tone, respecting a club from which he leaves with gratitude and a thorn in his side. “We were looking forward to this third year (2022-23 season). and it must be accepted, “Moreno said in an appearance accompanied by his assistants, Dani Pendín and Dani Pastor, from the RCDE Stadium.
Moreno leaves with the feeling of having “met the goals set”: “First we were promoted successfully and now we have managed to stay with solvency. Maybe because we have done it for several days it has been value, but we take it for granted “, said the Massanassa coach.
Far from reproaching the club, Moreno has had words of gratitude for all the people who have accompanied him over the past two years. “When we were presented with the possibility of coming to Espanyol we took a picture of the club to find out what we would find. We analyzed the pros and cons and knew that the club was in a traumatic situation, after the relegation, in “The only new faces would be ours. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but it was worth it,” he added.
Moreno, who has defined Espanyol as “a spectacular club in every way”, considers that the entity has “a margin of brutal growth”, and ended by saying that success will only be achieved “if everyone goes together “.
Although the official announcement of his resignation came this Friday, the coach of Massanassa learned of the decision of the entity just the day after the mathematical confirmation of the permanence of Espanyol. Chen Yansheng had already made the decision several weeks ago, but he was waiting for the time to come so he could start activating the club’s machinery to plan for the 2022-23 school year.
Moreno, therefore, will not sit on the bench this Saturday against Valencia. His place will be taken by the branch’s coach, Luis Blanco, who will lead the first team on an interim basis for the remaining two league games. Then he will return to Espanyol B, which will face him in a few weeks play-off of ascent of the Second RFEF.