Milan agree deal with ex Valencia boss Marcelino

Former Valencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral will take over as Milan Coach from next season, report El Mundo Deportivo.

Marcelino was sacked by Los Che early in the current campaign and was replaced by Albert Celades in the Mestalla hotseat.

The 54-year-old was at the helm of Valencia for two seasons and he guided them to successive top four finishes, having inherited a side who had failed to finish in the top half of La Liga for consecutive campaigns.

Paolo Maldini, technical director of the Milanese giants is said to have contacted the Spaniard with the plan for him to replace Stefano Pioli as Milan boss from next summer onwards.

Zvonimir Boban, the director of football for the Rossoneri, is also said to have given his backing to the move for Marcelino, who led Valencia to last season’s Copa del Rey trophy.

Marcelino’s entire coaching career up to this point has been in Spain – he has been in charge of 748 matches across eight different clubs including Sporting Gijon, Real Zaragoza, Racing Santander, Sevilla and Villarreal – whom he guided to the Europa League semi-finals.

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