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Who is Valencia manager Marcelino?
Marcelino is the current manager of Valencia CF after taking over from García Toral who was sacked due to having differences with the board. Marcelino was born on 14 August 1965 in Villaviciosa. He previously played football in midfield for clubs around Spain such as Racing Santander, Levante, Elche and Sporting Sporting Gijón.
Marcelino came through the youth academy of Sporting Gijón, he made his first appearance for the club’s reserve team in 1984 where he made 31 overall appearances for the side. In 1985, Marcelino made his first appearance for Sporting Gijón’s first team. He then made 74 competitive appearances for the club scoring 2 goals before joining Racing Santander in 1989. He spent 1 season at the club where he made 32 competitive appearances for the club scoring 4 goals as he moved on to Levante in 1990. Marcelino spent 2 seasons at Levante where he made 48 appearances and scored 1 goal for the club. Elche acquired the services of Marcelino in 1992 as he went on to make 49 appearances for the club over 2 seasons before retiring in 1994. Marcelino also made numerous appearances for Spain in different age grades between the years of 1983 and 1987 but failed to make an appearance for the first team.
After retiring, Marcelino went into management where he took over the managerial job at Lealtad in 1997. He then joined Sporting Gijón’s reserve team in 2001 as he worked in the role for 2 years before being made the permanent manager of the first team in 2003. In 2005, Marcelino joined Recreativo for 2 seasons and then Racing Santander in 2007 for a year. Zaragoza appointed the Spanish manager in 2008 before Marcelino returned to Racing Santander in 2011. In 2011, Marcelino had his first major managerial move as he joined Sevilla, however, Marcelino was sacked before the end of the season due to a run of poor results and the club sitting in 11th place.
In January 2013, Villarreal appointed Marcelino where he guided the club to promotion to La Liga in his opening season at the club. The following few seasons he led the side to consecutive top 6 finishes along with a semi final appearance in the Europa League. In 2017, Valencia appointed Marcelino as their new manager where he finished 4th twice in 2 consecutive seasons.