Marcelino García Toral and Athletic decided to separate their paths at the end of the season. The Asturian coach signed in January last year for a season and a half with the Basque national team, but the results were not what they both expected. Despite reach a Cup final and win a Spanish Super Cupto which he added other semi-finals this year, the team’s poor performance in the League meant that there was no desire to continue together.
However, the coach, formerly from Seville, Valencia or Villarreal, among others, doesn’t seem to care too much. despite that he will be unemployed in a few months and doesn’t have a closed project with any team for the next campaign, it is okay. The reason is that everything indicates that in December the National Team’s bench will be free, and he is on the list.
In fact, as reported by Anton Meana in ‘El Larguero’ by TO BE, the current Athletic coach is still the main candidate to lead the selection if finally Luis Enrique does not renew. The coach from Gijón ends his contract after the World Cup in Qatar and the World Cup event could be his ‘last dance’ with the ‘Red’.
For this reason, Marcelino has not negotiated a project for the next season with any club, as he is willing to wait until Decemberwhen Spain’s role in Qatar ends, knowing that he is the most voted to sit on the national team’s bench if Luis Enrique finally decides not to continue as coach.