Dely Valdes named the leading candidate to replace Bernd Schuster at Malaga
by Tom Conn | Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Malaga manager, Bernd Schuster is on the hot seat at Malaga after the club has had its share of ups and downs to start the season and the club is reportedly lining up former Panamanian national team manager and Malaga player, Julio Cesar Dely Valdes to replace the German-born coach, should he get sacked.
According to Radio Panama, Malaga have already made initial contact with Dely Valdes about his willingness to return to Spain and manage the club should Schuster be relieved of his duties in the coming weeks.
Malaga is currently 10th in La Liga, have a goal differencial of -3 and have only won one match out of nine on the road this season.
Dely Valdes, who was a striker for Malaga from 2000-2002, was also an assistant manager for the club for the 2009-2010, until he was dismissed following the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini.
Dely Valdes has not spoken publicly since Panama was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup on 15th October.
The 46-year-old was also influential in Malaga’s signing of Panamanian international centre-back, Roberto Chen last summer.