Marcelino García Toral

Sports lessons for life

Marcelino is one of the protagonists of the series “What football taught me”, directed by the sports journalist Pedro Morata. Listen to the interviews in Sonora.

“What football taught me”. Under this title, the sports journalist Pedro Morata has conducted a series of interviews with relevant figures from national and international football. The conversations with the protagonists can be heard in Sonora (audio streaming service that offers original and exclusive content).

Two of the chapters of “What football taught me” are dedicated to Marcelino García Toral. In “Marcelino, bread and football”, Pedro intends to go beyond the usual interview format. He wants to discover the person who is beyond the Asturian coach with his strengths and weaknesses.

Marcelino’s successful time at Valencia CF (2017-2019) occupies an important part of the conversation. A journey marked by the Copa del Rey title achieved against FC Barcelona -and by two consecutive qualifications for the UEFA Champions League-, but which ended abruptly.

The importance given by Pedro Morata to the Careñes coach is well appreciated when taking a look at the rest of the series’ protagonists: Joan Laporta, José Mourinho, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, Luís Campos, Unai Emery, Pablo Longoria, Mateu Lahoz and Zlatan Ibrahimović .