Fernandes released after club incident
Manuel Fernandes has been released after spending the night in police custody over an incident at a local club.
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 04/01/08 4:15pm
Valencia midfielder Manuel Fernandes has been released after spending the night in police custody over an incident at a local club.
Fernandes's team-mate Miguel, who was also involved in the incident, told reporters after training that the pair were being falsely accused of stealing a watch.
Whilst Fernandes spent the evening in a Spanish jail, Miguel had refused to leave the club unless accompanied by a lawyer.
Valencia coach Ronald Koeman took action after the incident by deciding to leave Fernandes out of the squad for Sunday's match at home to city rivals Levante.
Speaking in a news conference, Koeman said: "It is the first measure that I've had to take and now I will talk to the club about the matter.
"There are certain rules that have to be followed at the club and if they aren't then it is a problem for the player.
"But I don't want to say anymore until I talk it over with the club."