Voro appointed new Valencia boss

Voro will take over at struggling Valencia. Credit: PA

Valencia have put Voro in charge of the first team and hinted he could keep the job after head coach Cesare Prandelli resigned.

Former Valencia centre-back Voro has occupied the coaching role on a caretaker basis on several previous occasions.

According to reports in Spain, Voro, 53, may this time be given the chance to prove he can perform the job on a full-time basis.

Valencia director of football Jesus Garcia Pitarch, quoted by Marca, said: "Voro will take the team, train and prepare the team in the best way. No one is looking for a coach, I have not proposed a coach. As long as he wants it we'll look at him."

Prandelli quit as coach of Valencia on Friday after less than three months in the job. The former Italy coach took charge at the start of October after Pako Ayestaran was sacked.

A disagreement over transfers with the club's owners prompted Prandelli to leave, he confirmed on Saturday.

That had been the reason most widely suggested on Friday night, and Prandelli claimed promises had been broken about the business he could do in the transfer window.

Italy striker Simone Zaza, who is on loan from Juventus to West Ham, has been a target for Valencia, and Prandelli expected the Spanish club's owner Peter Lim to back that deal and several others.

But Prandelli said, according to Marca: "Lim told me to bring in four players and on the 29th (of December) the plan became Zaza or a midfielder. I could choose one. We went from four to one."