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Marcelino García Toral

Marcelino
Marcelino García Toral.jpg
Marcelino as a Racing manager in 2008
Personal information
Full name Marcelino García Toral
Date of birth (1965-08-14) 14 August 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Villaviciosa, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Valencia (coach)
Youth career
Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Sporting B 11 (3)
1985–1989 Sporting Gijón 74 (2)
1989–1990 Racing Santander 32 (4)
1990–1992 Levante 48 (1)
1992–1994 Elche 49 (1)
Total 214 (11)
National team
1983–1984 Spain U18 6 (0)
1985 Spain U19 1 (0)
1985 Spain U20 6 (1)
1985–1987 Spain U21 7 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Lealtad
2001–2003 Sporting B
2003–2005 Sporting Gijón
2005–2007 Recreativo
2007–2008 Racing Santander
2008–2009 Zaragoza
2011 Racing Santander
2011–2012 Sevilla
2013–2016 Villarreal
2017– Valencia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcelino García Toral (Spanish pronunciation: [marθeˈlino ɣarˈθi.a toˈɾal];[a] born 14 August 1965), known simply as Marcelino in his playing days, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and is the current manager of Valencia CF.

Playing career

Born in Villaviciosa, Asturias, Marcelino was irregularly used in his first four professional seasons, at Sporting de Gijón. He did appear in a career-best 33 matches in the 1986–87 campaign, as the club finished fourth in La Liga; his top flight debut was on 22 December 1985, in a 1–1 away draw against Celta de Vigo.[1]

After two Segunda División spells, with Racing de Santander and Levante UD, both ended in relegation, he moved to the lower leagues with Elche CF. Marcelino retired in 1994 at only 28, due to injury.

Coaching career

García Toral started coaching at 33 with lowly CD Lealtad, also in Asturias. In the early 2000s he worked in Segunda División B, with Sporting's reserves.

From 2003 to 2005, García Toral was in charge of the first team, finishing fifth and tenth in the second level, then signed with fellow league team Recreativo de Huelva, which he led to promotion in his first season[2] and a comfortable mid-table position in the top flight in the following, which made him the recipient of his first Miguel Muñoz Trophy.

García Toral resigned at the end of the season and took over at former club Santander, leading the Cantabrians to a best-ever sixth-place finish, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup.[3] However, on 29 May 2008, he again moved teams, returning to division two and joining Real Zaragoza with the objective of a promotion,[4] which was finally achieved;[5] in the process of signing, he had rejected Valencia CF, and became the country's best paid manager at 2.4 million per year following the departure of Real Madrid's Bernd Schuster.[6]

On 13 December 2009, following a string of poor results (the last a 1–2 home defeat to Athletic Bilbao), García Toral was fired by Zaragoza, with the Aragonese club nonetheless still above the relegation zone.[7] In early February 2011 he returned to Racing Santander, replacing fired Miguel Ángel Portugal.[8]

García Toral was appointed at Sevilla FC for 2011–12.[9] On 6 February 2012, following seven games without a win – the last being a 1–2 home loss against Villarreal CF – and with the Andalusians ranking 11th, he was relieved of his duties.[10]

García Toral signed for Villarreal on 14 January 2013,[11] returning the team to the top flight at the end of the campaign[12] and going on to subsequently achieve three top-six finishes,[13] which included a fourth place and a semi-final run in the UEFA Europa League in 2015–16.[14]

On 10 August 2016, a few days before the first official match of the season, García Toral was surprisingly sacked for differences with the board of directors.[15] On 11 May of the following year, he was named at the helm of Valencia for the upcoming campaign after penning a two-year deal.[16]

Managerial statistics

As of 20 May 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Lealtad Spain 1 July 1997 30 June 1998 44 29 10 5 85 45 +40 065.91 [17]
Sporting B Spain 15 January 2001 19 July 2003 99 41 26 32 139 110 +29 041.41 [18]
Sporting Gijón Spain 19 July 2003 12 July 2005 86 35 22 29 100 82 +18 040.70 [19]
Recreativo Spain 12 July 2005 26 June 2007 84 38 22 24 124 90 +34 045.24 [20]
Racing Santander Spain 26 June 2007 28 May 2008 46 20 13 13 56 51 +5 043.48 [21]
Zaragoza Spain 28 May 2008 13 December 2009 59 26 17 16 97 73 +24 044.07 [22]
Racing Santander Spain 9 February 2011 7 June 2011 16 7 3 6 24 25 −1 043.75 [23]
Sevilla Spain 7 June 2011 6 February 2012 27 9 9 9 29 30 −1 033.33 [24]
Villarreal Spain 14 January 2013 10 August 2016 177 87 44 46 268 182 +86 049.15 [25]
Valencia Spain 23 May 2017 Present 46 26 8 12 79 46 +33 056.52 [26]
Total 684 318 174 192 1,001 734 +267 046.49

Honours

Player

Spain U20

Manager

Recreativo

Individual

Notes

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡarˈθi.a].

References

  1. ^ "1–1: No fue suficiente la entrega celtica" [1–1: Celta's heart was not enough] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 23 December 1985. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "El Recreativo se proclamó campeón en el Rico Pérez" [Recreativo crowned champions at the Rico Pérez]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 19 June 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "El Racing se mete por primera vez en la UEFA al ganar a Osasuna (1–0)" [Racing reach UEFA for the first time after beating Osasuna (1–0)]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 18 May 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Marcelino será el nuevo entrenador del Real Zaragoza" [Marcelino will be new Real Zaragoza coach] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 28 May 2008. Archived from the original on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Fiesta en La Romareda para celebrar el ascenso" [Party at La Romareda to celebrate promotion]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 June 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "La burbuja de Marcelino" [Marcelino's bubble]. El País (in Spanish). 14 June 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Marcelino, destituido como técnico del Zaragoza" [Marcelino, fired as Zaragoza manager]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 December 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Racing look to match big boys". ESPN Soccernet. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Marcelino installed as Sevilla coach". UEFA. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Míchel por Marcelino" [Míchel for Marcelino]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 6 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Marcelino, nuevo técnico del Villarreal" [Marcelino, new Villarreal coach]. Marca (in Spanish). 14 January 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "¡El 'submarino' vuelve a Primera!" [The 'submarine' returns to Primera!]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 June 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "El Villarreal se gana un descanso" [Villarreal earn a breather]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Los dos caminos que llevan al Villarreal a la fase de grupos de la Champions" [The two paths that take Villarreal to the Champions' group phase]. Sport (in Spanish). 2 May 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "El Villarreal echa a Marcelino por enfrentarse a sus jugadores" [Villarreal sack Marcelino for facing his players]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Official statement". Valencia CF. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
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    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División B 1997–98 (Grupo A4)" [Promotion phase to Segunda División B 1997–98 (Group A4)] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
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    "Fase de ascenso a Segunda División B 2002–03 (Grupo A2)" [Promotion phase to Segunda División B 2002–03 (Group A2)] (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
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  27. ^ "Barcelona and Atletico scoop LaLiga Awards". Marca. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  28. ^ "Marcelino, galardonado con el Trofeo Miguel Muñoz" [Marcelino, recipient of Miguel Muñoz Trophy] (in Spanish). Pasa en Zaragoza. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 

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