Kempes ready to help Valencia

Former Argentina and Valencia legend Mario Kempes has put his name forward as a potential replacement for under pressure boss Pako Ayestaran.

The six-time La Liga winners are currently bottom of the standings with four losses from their opening four games this season, having ended the last campaign in 12th place, with Ayestaran understandably feeling the heat from the club's loyal supporters.

Kempes, who finished top goalscorer twice while at the club during two separate spells, amassed an incredible 116 goals in 184 league games, says he is very worried about their current situation.

He wrote on Twitter: "It’s very worrying what’s happening with this Valencia without projects or ideas, and what we’re seeing is pure footballing impotence.

"In response to those who ask for me to become the Coach of Valencia, I would with all my desire, so long as they ask me."

Valencia have lost 4-2 to Las Palmas, 1-0 to Eibar, 3-2 to Real Betis, and 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao.

Ayestaran, however, believes he is the man to get the club's season back on track.

He told AS: "Both me and the players are capable of turning things around.

"When you concede a goal obviously there’ll be defensive errors involved. We’re having problems but it’s more about specific moments, nothing deeper.

"I'm totally capable of turning this around."

Reflecting on the loss to Athletic, he added: "We started well but then for about 20 minutes we had a lot of difficulty keeping up and they caused us real problems down the left-hand side.

"I think the team played well in the second half. We made some changes and had more of the ball. Having said that, it’s true that after their first goal it was as if we’d forgotten how to play, which made things difficult for us.

"I need to concentrate on getting us out of this situation and boosting the team’s morale ahead of the match against Alaves."

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