Del Nido said: "With a view to ending all the rumours - which seem to have come from England - I wish to announce Juande will continue at Sevilla until June 30, 2008 at least. The coach is going to fulfil his contract.
"All the speculation that he is going to leave Sevilla is false.
"With this statement I hope to end once and for all the talk of our coach leaving - because he is not.
"He looked me in the eyes and told me so and shook my hand.
"His professionalism demands he cannot leave the team in the lurch three days from the start of the season."