VALDES: HORTA MANAGERIAL PERFORMANCE EXAMINED

 

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has struggled a little bit in his first big test as a football club manager. The Ex-Spanish international shot stopper was appointed the manager of Unio Atleticad’ Hortain the fourth tier of Spanish football earlier this year. ¬†Victor Valdes was given a one-year deal until next summer. The 38-year-old turned to management shortly after he retired from football. His last appearance as a professional player came at English Championship team Middlesbrough three years ago (2017). Victor Valdes acquired his coaching licence alongside his ex-Spanish national teammates. The likes of Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez and Raul Gonzalez also did their coaching badges. Victor Valdes and Xavi Hernandez were teammates at Barcelona for several years.

His coaching career started with the youth teams of amateur club ED Moratalaz. During his time at the club from 2018 to 2019, Victor Valdes won two regional titles. He left the club for Barcelona in 2019 and was in charge of the Juvenil A side at the Catalan club before his time at the Nou Camp proved to be brief.Victor Valdes spent less than three months at Barcelona before he was sacked. His first job as the manager of a professional club has not gone according to plan as a lot more was expected from him.

Victor Valdes was appointed Horta manager in the summer and his record at the fourth division club is not too good especially in the league. Horta are in Group 5 Group B in the fourth tier of Spanish football and they have a league record of two wins, three draws and four defeats in the nine games played under his managerial watch this season. Hortahave amassed a total of nine points from the nine league games played this season and are in seventh place on the 12-team table.