Montella happy at Sevilla as European focus continuesApril 17, 2018
Vincenzo Montella has said he is happy at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan prior to Sevilla’s fixture against Deportivo La Coruna on Tuesday evening.
The former AC Milan boss took charge at the Andalusian club in December and has since guided them to a Copa del Rey final and the quarter-finals of the Champions League, narrowly losing to Bayern Munich last week.
However, despite his heroics, which included a famous win at Old Trafford over Manchester United – Montella has been linked with an exit after poor form in La Liga.
Prior to the game against Depor at the Riazor on Tuesday evening, the Italian boss said he will in charge next season.
“I’m happy here and I have a contract for next season,” he said at a Press conference. “It’s true that a release clause exists, but I don’t know it well. You should ask the President.
“I’m only thinking about coaching the team, but I’d like to continue my adventure at Sevilla.”
A win for Clarence Seedorf’s side would seal their second win in as many games, but Montella’s side are chasing the European places and will need three points.
A poor start to life in Galicia for former Real Madrid player Seedorf – Depor have been slowly improving and it is the Dutchman’s patience which has payed off.
Guilherme returns from suspension in midfield. Top scorer Adrian Lopez has a slight knock but is still expected to start.
Striker Wissam Ben Yedder is suspended so Luis Muriel should lead the line. Centre-back Simon Kjaer is a doubt for Sevilla who may rotate again with the Copa del Rey final in mind.