...cameos. He stood in between Ronald Koeman and Unai Emery, was a stop-gap between Nuno and Gary Neville and then held the fort between Pako Ayestarán and Cesare Prandelli. There are some impressive names who have tried and failed at the Mestalla. Remember ... Costa del Sol where he was born after spells at the Real Madrid academy and Brighton. There couldn't be a greater contrast between Malaga and Valencia and what their new coaches have walked into.