New Che boss ‘counts on’ Gago

New Valencia boss Ernesto Valverde has no plans to allow

reported Manchester City target Fernando Gago to leave the club in


The Argentina midfielder expressed his dismay after former

manager Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked by the Mestalla board and he

had looked set to push for a move next month.

Among the clubs to be named among the early contenders to try

and tempt Valencia into selling were City.

But Valverde has other ideas, as he told Spanish media: “I count

on him, because he is an important player who can do a lot for


“Now I have watched him play well for the team, fitting in and

looking good in training.”