Valencia fire Marcelino and appoint Celades

Valencia has fired their manager Marcelino and appointed new manager Albert Celades.

Just three matches into the La Liga season and the managerial merry go round has begun.

Marcelino has been sacked as Valencia head coach.

Marcelino arrived at Valencia in the summer of 2017.

He has by no means been a revelation, with a record of 56 wins, 29 draws and 25 defeats.

His position has been brought into question in the past. However, a Copa del Rey final victory and Champions League qualification brought about a stay of execution.

A poor start to the new campaign has left the club languishing mid-table.

With one win, one draw and one loss from the first three games, that was all it took for the club to call time on his Valencia career.

There have been reports all summer of inner turmoil inside Valencia. Apparent fallings out between, club owner Peter Lim and Marcelino are sure to have not helped the situation.

In a statement published by the club, according to Sky Sports read:

“Valencia CF announced on Wednesday to Marcelino García Toral his dismissal as coach of the first team.”

“The club wants to thank you for your work and dedication during your time in our entity and wish you the greatest success for the future.”

Within an hour of the sacking announcement, a further club statement revealed his successor.

In a press conference held by club president Anil Murthy, Albert Celades was unveiled and officially given the task of reviving the team and club.

Celades said:

Valencia, Albert Celades, La Liga

What counts is what’s done: Albert Celades

New Valencia boss Albert Celades is not afraid of taking decisions for his club, as he prepares to play in the UEFA Champions League.

“I’m aware that it is a demanding challenge, without a doubt. Valencia CF are a big side -a giant.”

“We know the club that we are coming to and we are going to try to work in the best way possible.”

“Everything happened very quickly.”

“We are aware of the work that Marcelino and his coaching staff have done here over the past two years, and they have done very good things.”

“We want to continue encouraging the good things that the team have done, and add to them.”

He continued:

“The team do a lot of good things, which have led to them doing well this season and last season.”

“We aren’t here to break up everything that is in place. We are going to try to continue nurturing these good things.”

“From there, we will incorporate other things, but the team already have a lot going for them.”

“For me, and for us, it’s a huge honour to be here, working at a club like this, with a fanbase like Valencia CF have.”

 

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