Salva Ballesta, nixed as coach of Celta for ideological reasons
“I have no fixed political ideas, I've already said it a thousand times. I am Spanish and I will die being Spanish”, ensures. Salva Ballesta never hid his political ideas, the same ones that will prevent him from working as second coach of the new Celta coach, Abel Resino. “A minority group of fans was not in favor, for political issues, that he went to Celta with Abel”, recognized the former striker of Malaga and Atlético de Madrid in statements to Radio Marca.
Salva Ballesta affirmed that he had already left in the direction of Vigo, to close the terms of his relationship with Celta when he was surprised by the call from the president of Celta, Carlos Mourinho, to stop the operation. As soon as it became known of his arrival as Resino's assistant, aficionados del Celta expresaron su rechazo en las redes sociales a su contratación, tildando a Ballesta de “facha”, “fascist” it is included “nazi”.
En el programa ‘Intermedio’, Salva explicó lo sucedido: “Esta mañana tomé el coche muy feliz para ir a Vigo hasta que recibí una llamada del preparador físico, de Miguel Peiró. Me dijo que querían hablar el mister y el presidente conmigo porque había una situación en la que un grupo de aficionados del Celta no están a favor de que yo vaya para allá”, He said.
La decisión del Celta deja en lugar complicado a Abel, que ha firmado con su nuevo equipo a pesar del veto a Salva. El ex delantero no guarda rencor, pero dejó un recado al técnico: “No puedo decir que esté decepcionado con Abel. I thank you until today 13.00 hours the trust he has had in me. What happened next is up to you, you've accepted your contract and you're done. I, personally, if I start negotiating at a table and my second does not sign, I don't sign either”.