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Valencia Sack Marcelino Over Fall-out With Owner, Lim, Celades Appointed New Boss
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Valencia Sack Marcelino Over Fall-out With Owner, Lim, Celades Appointed New Boss

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Spanish club, Valencia have relieved manager, Marcelino of his duty as head coach amid a reported fallout with the club owner, Peter Lim

The 54-year-old was fired on Wednesday with the club putting out an official statement before announcing his replacement, Albert Celades moments later.

"Valencia CF have informed Marcelino Garcia Toral of their decision to relieve him of his duties as first team coach, effective as of this Wednesday," the club statement read.

"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.

"Valencia CF reached an agreement with Alberto Celades on Wednesday, whereby he becomes the new coach of the first team until June 30, 2021. The new coach will direct his first training session this afternoon."

Valencia Sack Marcelino Over Fall-out With Owner, Lim, Celades Appointed New Boss
Celades

Celades who was Julen Lopetegui's former assistant took charge of the team's training immediately after his unveiling as they continued preparations for their trip to Barcelona this weekend.

Marcelino had been Valencia's coach since May 2017 when he was appointed and led them to a fourth-place finish as well as winning the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona last season.