Levante UD can confirm the termination of manager Joan Sicilia’s contract with immediate effect. The decision comes on the back off recent performances and with the club sat in 19th place four points adrift of safety we have taken the decision to act swiftly and have appointed former Levante striker Salva Ballesta on a deal until the end of the season. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Joan for all his hard work in his brief spell with us and wish him all the best for the future. Salva’s first game in charge will be at home to Getafe this weekend the manager had this message for the fans.
“I am happy to be returning to Levante a club in which I had a short but sweet stay in my playing career I would like to thank the fans for the warm welcome I have received on social media and I hope to repay you by helping to keep Levante where they belong in La Liga. Although my current deal is a short one I hope that in the close season we can extend it and I can have a longer stay with the club this time around. I would like to ask all our fans to get right behind the team now as I’m sure you will as we try to push ourselves out of the relegation zone and up the table.”