Official: Valencia appoints new boss 2 hours after firing predecessor
- Marcelino Garcia Toral has been sacked today.
- Albert Celades has signed a two-year contract.
- On 17 September, Valencia are hosted by Chelsea.
Valencia have confirmed their new manager just two hours after the previous one was sacked.
Chelsea's first Champions League opponents have appointed Albert Celades as a replacement of Marcelino Garcia Toral who has been the club's manager for two seasons.
"Valencia CF has reached an agreement with Albert Celades on Wednesday, whereby he becomes a new coach of the first team until June 30, 2021," the club's statement reads.
"The new coach will direct his first training session this afternoon."
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid player was identified as a potential replacement straight after it was announced that Valencia and Marcelino parted ways.
Moreover, it has also been reported that the club's director of football Mateu Alemany, can also be sacked in the coming days.
Chelsea will play host to Valencia on 17 September. Before that, the Spanish outfit will also take on Barcelona in the league game.