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“It’s a pleasure to be back here”
“It’s a pleasure to be back here”

Marcelino has been officially presented as new Villarreal CF head coach

Marcelino García Toral was presented as the new Villarreal CF head coach in the new press room at the Estadio de la Cerámica. The Yellows coach was also given a first-hand look at the recently renovated Yellows stadium by president Fernando Roig and CEO Fernando Roig Negueroles.

Fernando Roig welcomed the Asturian coach, to whom he conveyed his best wishes for his second spell in charge of the team: “Marcelino is a head coach we all know. Our first experience with him was very good, as he achieved the objective of returning to the first division. We enjoyed some very good years and we hope that history will repeat itself. You will feel very comfortable here and I hope that, with the help of your people, the players and all the people at Villarreal, we will be able to achieve our objectives. Congratulations and welcome.”

Marcelino, who already led his first training session this morning, was visibly moved in his first speech after being welcomed by president Fernando Roig. “I didn’t think that such a scenario could happen not too long ago, but life sometimes leads us to roads or to finding ourselves again in places where you were very happy. I spent four wonderful years here on a professional and personal level and, despite the difficult moments we experienced in the end, time helps you to give importance to what really matters. The most important thing for me is the professional and personal treatment I was given. It’s a pleasure to be here again,” he declared, and he also had words of remembrance for José Manuel Llaneza.

The arrival of Marcelino García Toral has awakened enthusiasm and optimism among the Yellows fans. The Gijón native explained: “The fans already gave me a lot of affection in my first season and I’m very grateful. Now I come here with the same enthusiasm, ambition and humility as the first day and with the desire to repay those people who have put their trust in us to achieve our objectives.”

Asked about the squad and the objectives, Marcelino replies: “The squad is good. If I didn’t believe in them, I wouldn’t be here today. Now we are in charge of giving them the tools to get the best out of them. I set myself immediate objectives, I think that’s what’s necessary in this type of situation.”

Finally, Marcelino ended his speech by talking about his own evolution and that of the club over the last seven years: “It is important to know that we have both evolved. Humility, ambition and above all hard work is what must make us endure and the best argument to continue evolving together.”