Valencia owner gives green light to sign former Watford manager Javi Gracia

Valencia owner Peter Lim has given his club the green light for the appointment of former Watford manager Javi Gracia. Marca reports that the Spaniard will be signing a two-year contract with Los Ches after he and his management have held various talks with the club over the past week.

While there is not an official agreement yet, the club hope to announce the new manager as early as Monday once all the documentations are signed. With Gracia Valencia hope for better times after they had a turbulent season as they sacked two managers and failed to qualify for the Europa League.

Gracia will be given the task to rebuild Valencia under a tight bugdet using the club’s academy. The club will be having a massive sell-out this summer with a total of twelve players that have been put on the transfer list. Gracia has managed Almeria, Osasuna and Malaga in Spain and enjoyed spells at Rubin Kazan and Watford.