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Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic stars in poignant rallying call to fans, recalling building site days

djukic excavadora Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic stars in poignant rallying call to fans, recalling building site daysAmidst a climate of pessimism due to the mouting debt and the exodus of their star player Soldado, Valencia have launched a rallying call to Los Che socios, in which manager Miroslav Djukic stars as a JCB operator, recalling his humble upbringing in the former Yugoslavia.

The video has been a roaring success and has produced a huge increase in Mestalla season tickets for this season.

Below is the transcript of the inspirational and poignant video.

‘I was born in Chabas, a village in the former Yugoslavia, in 1966. I come from a humble, working-class family. When I was 20, I didn’t know what my future would be, nor that of my family.

For a long time, I manned a JCB like this one. I woke up early, and worked hard every day to help my family, just like you do.

I know these are hard times; I know some of you don’t have the opportunity to make a living in a worthy job.

Though life has smiled on me, and today I’m living a dream, I understand what you are all going through. 

I know the sacrifice you make to come and support the team at the Mestalla. That’s why I promise you that this sacrifice will be worth it, and we won’t let you down.

I can’t promise titles, but I can promise that we’re going to fight for them; that we’re going to leave our souls in every training session, in every game, so that you can be proud of your team.

(Translation by Paul Morrissey)

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Valencia manager Miroslav Djukic stars in poignant rallying call to Che fans, recalling his building site days

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