Valencia have decided to sack Coach Marcelino and sporting director Mateu Alemany at the behest of president Peter Lim, say reports.
Well-respected local journalist Héctor Gómez broke the news on Wednesday morning with a number of other outlets subsequently following up on the rumours.
Alemany was behind Marcelino’s appointment two summers ago and stuck by the Coach in the first half of last season with the club languishing in the bottom half of the standings.
However, Marcelino went on to steer the situation around – guiding Los Che to their second successive top four finish as well as the Copa del Rey title and Europa League semi-finals.
Alemany has been the individual accredited for Valencia’s rise back to the top of Spanish football in the past two seasons – they have recorded successive top four finishes after back-to-back campaigns in which they ended the season 12th in La Liga.
Lim is said to have interfered in sporting matters and this has led to a professional fallout between the individuals, with Alemany considering his position untenable.