Paco Jemez in 'no rush' to decide his Rayo Vallecano future

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The highly sought after manager insists he's focused on his current club, for now.

All the speculation linking Paco Jemez with moves elsewhere, seems to be like water off a duck's back to the Rayo Vallecano manager.

Newcastle United, the latest club rumoured to be interested in hiring the Spanish coach, who is out of contract at Vallecas on 30th June.

Ahead of Monday's match between Rayo and Getafe in La Liga, he insisted to the official club website, that he's patient about deciding his managerial future.

"I'm not worried about any of that." He explained, whilst regarding suggestions that Rayo are stepping up moves to offer a renewal, Jemez added: "I have plenty of patience. I've said before that I didn't want things to drag out, even if just for the sake of rumours, but if we've already waited five or six months, we can wait a little longer."

As for how he feels about the rumours linking him with the Newcastle United post, Jemez pointed out: "I take them so well, I'm not worried. If something comes, it'll come."

Rayo are understandably keen to ensure Jemez stays with them, especially given the interest from other clubs, but he reiterated: "I don't like that we've waited five months to sort things out, for there now to be a rush. Rushing things isn't good."

Instead, Jemez insisted: "What I'm focused on right now, is the end of the season in La Liga."

There's no doubting that Jemez will have much to mull over, at the end of the campaign, given his popularity.

Last season he was reportedly on the managerial shortlist of Barcelona, before they appointed Luis Enrique. This season, opportunities as varied as the Brentford job in the Championship, have also been attached to his name.

Jemez stands firmly by his footballing approach, even with limited resources. Keen to see his Rayo side play flowing, attacking football, based upon strong possession of the ball, the 45-year-old coach has earned great respect for what he's achieved at Vallecas, against all odds.

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