Former Villarreal and Sevilla boss Marcelino Garcia Toral will take charge of Valencia, the sixth coach hired by owner Peter Lim in two years. Marcelino has signed a two-year contract with the two-time Champions League finalists. Caretaker coach Voro will remain in charge for Valencia’s final two games of the season against Espanyol and Villarreal.
However, La Liga rules don’t allow coaches to manage more than one club in the same season and Marcelino was deemed to have started the campaign at Villarreal, although he was sacked before their first game of the season in August.
Marcelino enjoyed a largely successful time at Villarreal, leading them to fourth in La Liga and the semi-finals of the Europa League last season. Yet, he was surprisingly sacked just weeks before the start of the season due to differences with the club’s board.