Espanyol breaks down, looking for the desperate a permanence that mathematics does not deny but the state of mind does discard. And proof of all that drift is the decisive decision that the parrot club has made this Saturday, on the threshold of receiving Real Madrid at the RCDE Stadium: the dEstitución of Abelardo Fernández and the appointment of Francisco Joaquín Pérez as interim technician until the end of the course.
“Espanyol reports that Abelardo Fernández has been cesado of his responsibilities as coach of the men's first team”, The club has issued at noon. He third coach of the season, which has added 14 of the 24 points that appear in the Espanyol box, has barely lasted 13 days, so your rhythm yes it would have been of salvation having led the parakeet team from the beginning, with a 41 point projection in an entire League. Counting the Copa del Rey and the Europa League, has added 17 games, with five wins, five draws and seven defeats.
* Data updated as of June 27, 2020
“Hoh let it go, and there were players who did not transmit that to me” This phrase, referring to the alternates who took action in the final minutes of Espanyol-Levante, was the one who started her sentence, since it came from a very painful defeat. And with another, this Thursday against Betis at Benito Villamarín, the Asturian's journey ends, yes was able to draw against Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, and that unlike its predecessors, David Gallego and Pablo Machín, yes could enjoy the investment of 40 million in winter for signings such as Raúl de Tomás, Adri Embarba or Leandro Cabrera.
In a short letter Abelardo says goodbye to the “parakeet family”: “As of today I am no longer the coach of the Espanyol first team and the body only asks me to tell you that I have felt valued and supported. From the first day you have transmitted to me that this club was my home and you, my new family, which was not easy considering my past. You are very big. You deserve the best. Eternally grateful, “he concludes.
As to Rufete, who was recently appointed sports director after two years as director of grassroots football, Espanyol indicates that “he wants to express to all his fans that this decision is framed from deep conviction in the entity's sports project and with the firm intention of achieving the objectives set.” And adds: “The objective of salvation can only be achieved from the commitment and unity of each and every parakeet“