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Valencia recruit their sixth manager in two years

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Spanish outfit, Valencia CF have struck a deal with former Villareal and Sevilla manager Marcelino Garcia Toral. He will take charge of the two time UCL runners-ups from the start of the next season.

After the installment of Toral, he has become the sixth manager that club President Peter Lim has appointed in just two years, a stat reflecting the instability in the club management.

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Valencia is currently 13th in La Liga ladder under the guidance of Voro who made it clear that he would leave the job as soon as the season gets over. Voro has played an instrumental role in promoting the club from the relegation zone to almost the mid-table. They are having two games left in their La Liga campaign. The first one is at away against Español and the last one against Villareal at home.

Valencia started the season with Pako Ayesteran at their helm. But after a dismal start to the season with four straight losses, the club found them at the bottom of the table and sacked Ayesteran.

Next they hired former Italian national team manager Cesare Prandelli but the Italian also left the club after just ten games in charge. Amidst doldrums, Lim gave the responsibility to Voro who has almost completed his assignment with some merit.

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Previously they sacked Manchester United legend Gary Neville from the managerial post in March 2016 after just 4 months in charge.

Marcelino Garcia Toral would have replaced Ayesteran but the rules of the league which state that a manager can’t manage two clubs in a single season prevented him from being installed before as he was in charge of Villareal at the beginning of the season.

Now with him being appointed from next season with a contract of two years, it remains to be seen how long his tenure lasts.