The struggling Spanish club Valencia confirmed on Wednesday that it has sacked manager Gary Neville after he spent just four months in charge, with the club six points clear of the relegation zone.
"Valencia Football Club have today parted company with Gary Neville as head coach," Valencia said in a statement published in English on their website.
"After careful consideration, the Club have decided to make a change with the best interests of the Valencia CF moving forward this season. We thank Gary for his work at Valencia and wish him the best in the future."
Pako Ayestaran, previously an assistant coach at the Mestalla, has been appointed as Neville's replacement until the end of the season