Just when it seemed Valencia had sorted themselves out, they’ve somehow managed to mess things up once again.
The Spanish were back to their best last season, challenging at the top of La Liga for a large part of the season and ultimately securing themselves Champions League football.
There was a hope around the club they would be returning to the force they once were, with Marcelino leading the charge.
Things have not gone well since last season, though. This summer was one in which there was internal strife and struggle at the club, with two groups wrestling for control.
That has caused issues on the pitch, with Valencia starting the season in indifferent form, picking up just four points from their first three games.
Those in charge have decided they need to make a change, with Super Deporte reporting manager Marcelino has been sacked and will be replaced by Albert Celades.
They say the decision to sack Marcelino was one that the ‘top shareholders’ at the club were considering making for a few days.
Indeed, Anil Murthy refused to rule out his sacking when asked about the situation at Manises airport.
Celades, who has been in charge of Spain’s youth setup from U16s to U21s and on Julen Lopetegui’s staff during his stint as Real Madrid boss, is planning to travel to Valencia’s training compound this afternoon, where he will be introduced as the new coach and ‘take the reins of the squad.’