Seven years after his first stage, Villarreal CF is calling Marcelino García Toral back to lead a project. ‘Let’s get our hopes up again’ wishes the yellow club, which trusts the MGT coaching staff until June 2026, the remainder of the current season and two more. On Tuesday, with a double training session at the Ciudad Deportiva José Manuel Llaneza, the second stage of the Asturian will begin, who will be presented at 13.30 in the press room of the Estadio de la Cerámica.
In his first stage at the helm of Villarreal, which began in January 2013, he achieved promotion to the First Division and in the following three seasons he led the team to Europe, first to the Europa League and then to the Champions League after finishing fourth in La Liga. 177 games as a Groguet with memorable duels in the semi-finals of the Europa League and the Copa del Rey. Marcelino arrives in Villarreal accompanied by his usual coaching staff (Rubén Uría as assistant coach, physical trainer Ismael Fernández, Sergio García as assistant trainer, analysts Bruno Uría and Pablo Manzanet as well as physical trainer Alberto Torres) who followed him after Villarreal to Valencia, Athletic Club and Olympique de Marseille.