Today, the Racing Santander
board announced that they had mutually terminated Alejandro Menendez's
contract, after he failed to guide the club into an inevitable relegation to the Segunda Division B1
second tier. The former Castilla
manager was hired in a glimmer of hope to take Racing
out of the relegation places, but he failed to do so, which got him the sack now in July.
manager, wrote a statement in the club's official website by saying..
"Today, I mutually leave Racing Santander
, a club that I will always have close to my heart. To have such a team in the third division is a disgrace, which is something myself and the board acknowledged that I could not take it forward. Today, I will also embark into a new journey with Thailandese
club Buriram United
, a club where they have accepted me, and my tactics."
Alejandro Menendez managing Racing Santander in his short spell at the club.
, the current chairman in Racing's situation also wrote in the club's official website by saying..
"We'd like to offer Alejandro Menendez
the best of luck in his pursuit on his managerial career. We'd like to thank for his services and mostly to what he accomplished here at Racing
. On the news of the new manager, we will be searching for managers that with a very small budget will get us back to the Liga Adelante
, and hopefully by two seasons, to the Liga BBVA
, where this club really belongs. I'd also like to ask the fans to give the new manager a chance, and when we appoint him, we will try to give him the full backing of the board."
The current Racing chairman speaking in a press conference after they relieved Menendez of his duties.
However, many Racing
fans are worried about their beloved club, not with the sack of the infamous Alejandro Menendez
, but with their crumbling financial state that the club currently holds. At this time, Racing
owe a total of £32.5 million
, which will perhaps terminate the clubs existence, unless someone invests heavily on the club.. or someone takes them back to the Liga BBVA
, where hopefully, they will return their money.
Racing Santander's Fans
Fans terrified at the idea of playing in the Segunda Division B1.