Juan Sanchez has been named new football chief at Valencia.

Sanchez will work with Rafael Salom, Valencia's sports vice-president, with their No1 priority being to find a replacement for sacked coach Ronald Koeman.

Yesterday, Sanchez said: "I do not want to enter controversies with players now who will leave or arrive. Now, the important thing is that the team stays up.

"Perhaps the profile we need of any new player is that they're hungry."