Valencia sack Marcelino; replacement identified

Valencia have sacked their manager, Marcelino. The Spanish side have not had a great start to the season and have collected 4 points from their first 3 games. [hide] Valencia news [/hide]

The club statement read: “Valencia CF have informed Marcelino García Toral of their decision to relieve him of his duties as first-team coach, effective as of this Wednesday.

The club wish to thank Marcelino for his hard work and dedication during his time as coach, and wish him the best of success for the future.”

Albert Celades, who was an assistant to Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid is set to be the next manager as per the same source.

Reports suggest that Marcelinho had a fall out with the owner, Peter Lim and it is going to result in his sacking. The same report also suggests that Sporting Director, Mateu Alemany will also be sacked.

Marcelinho was appointed by Los Che 2 seasons ago and has done well at the club. They have finished in the top 4 in both the seasons and also won the Copa Del Rey title.

Adding to this, the manager also guided them to the Europa League semi-finals last season. They were knocked out after losing by 7-3 on aggregate against Arsenal.

Reports also suggest Peter Lim’s interference in sporting issues has led to the fallout and with the manager and the sporting director.

Valencia face Barcelona this Saturday before heading to London to face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League.

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