Valladolid president assures Mendilibar over new deal

Real Valladolid coach Jose Luis Mendilibar is set to be handed a new contract.

Despite defeats to Mallorca and Murcia, Valladolid president Carlos Suarez said: "We know very clearly that Mendilibar is the ideal man to lead our sport project.

"He is a coach who fits in with the philosophy of the club and also perfectly in the profile that we want; the players are firmly behind his work and the fans respect him and they want to keep him here."

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