Marcelino Garcia Toral has been sacked by top La Liga giant Valencia just days into the 2019/20 campaign.
In a statement released by Valencia on Wednesday, September 11, the club announced Marcelino was “no longer first team coach.”
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The Spanish outfit did not however disclose why the tactician was relived of his duties.
“Valencia told Marcelino Garcia Toral on Wednesday that he is no longer first team coach,” a club statement said.
“The club would like to thank him for his work and dedication during his time at our entity and wish him success for the future,” the statement added.
Marcelino joined Valencia two seasons ago, winning them the Copa del Rey last season after stunning Barcelona in the finals.
He also managed to secure a Champions League slot for The Oranges this season after finishing fourth in the La Liga last campaign.
Reports in Spain now suggest Albert Celades could replace Marcelino in the Valencia hot-seat.
Celades is currently without a job in football having most recently been an assistant to Lopetegui at Real Madrid at the start of last season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Diego Maradona has been unveiled as the new manager of Argentine side Club de Gimnasia in an emotional ceremony held at the club’s stadium.
The Argentine football legend has not coached any team in his homeland since 1995 and he has now made a return as a hero.
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