Flores wins Valencia battle with Carboni

June 19, 2007

MADRID, June 19 (Reuters) - Primera Liga side Valencia have said coach Quique Sanchez Flores will remain in charge next season but former player Amedeo Carboni will be replaced as the club's sporting director.

The two men have had a series of run-ins over the past two seasons because of disagreements about player recruitment and it was widely expected that one of them would leave at the end of the present campaign.

The club added it would announce a series of new signings to strengthen the existing squad in the near future.

Valencia finished fourth in the league this season to earn a place in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.