AS says the decision was made in a dawn meeting this morning by the club's board, with it being agreed that Flores will immediately be replaced by youth coach Oscar Fernandez.

Valencia spokesman Jesus Wollstein confirmed the decision today, along with news that the players will be made aware of Flores' dismissal personally by president Juan Soler at training at 11am. Flores will also hold a media conference at 11:30am.

Flores had been in charge of Valencia for little over two years and leaves just days away from their clash with Liga leaders Real Madrid. Valencia currently lies in fourth position on the table.