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Marcelino as a Racing manager in 2008
|Full name||Marcelino García Toral|
|Date of birth||14 August 1965|
|Place of birth||Villaviciosa, Spain|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1984–1986||Sporting de Gijón B||31||(4)|
|2001–2003||Sporting de Gijón B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Marcelino García Toral (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾθeˈlino ɣaɾˈθi.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 manager of Valencia CF.
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.
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 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. However, on 29 May 2008, he again moved teams, returning to division two and joining Real Zaragoza with the objective of a promotion, which was finally achieved; 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.
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. In early February 2011 he returned to Racing Santander, replacing fired Miguel Ángel Portugal.
García Toral was appointed at Sevilla FC for 2011–12. 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.
García Toral signed for Villarreal on 14 January 2013, returning the team to the top flight at the end of the campaign and going on to subsequently achieve three top-six finishes, which included a fourth place and a semi-final run in the UEFA Europa League in 2015–16.
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. 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.
|Lealtad||1 July 1997||30 June 1998||44||29||10||5||85||45||+40||65.91|||
|Sporting de Gijón B||15 January 2001||19 July 2003||99||41||26||32||139||110||+29||41.41|||
|Sporting Gijón||19 July 2003||12 July 2005||86||35||22||29||100||82||+18||40.70|||
|Recreativo||12 July 2005||26 June 2007||84||38||22||24||124||90||+34||45.24|||
|Racing Santander||26 June 2007||28 May 2008||46||20||13||13||56||51||+5||43.48|||
|Zaragoza||28 May 2008||13 December 2009||59||26||17||16||97||73||+24||44.07|||
|Racing Santander||9 February 2011||7 June 2011||16||7||3||6||24||25||−1||43.75|||
|Sevilla||7 June 2011||6 February 2012||27||9||9||9||29||30||−1||33.33|||
|Villarreal||14 January 2013||10 August 2016||177||87||44||46||268||182||+86||49.15|||
|Valencia||23 May 2017||Present||75||35||21||19||109||72||+37||46.67|||