According to the Spanish version of Goal, Arsenal have made contact with out-of-work manager Marcelino about replacing Unai Emery, who was sacked last week.
Goal report that the former Valencia boss, who was also relieved of his duties by the Spanish club in September, would also be keen on the Emirates Stadium role, and that the north London like the 54-year-old’s methods.
Is Marcelino just ‘Good ebening’ 2.0?
He may have been Los Ches’ most successful coach since Rafa Benitez having delivered back-to-back Champions League qualification and a 2019 Copa del Rey success against Barcelona, but some Arsenal fans have made it clear that they don’t want the Spaniard.
Rather give Freddie Ljungberg a 10 year contract than hire Marcelino.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) December 3, 2019
Good ebening 2.0
— Ricardo (@Ric_Ardo2001) December 3, 2019
Marcelino might be a weaker manager than emery.
— olu (@olumide_ot) December 3, 2019
Oh great, another mediocre manager with even less credentials than Emery from Raul’s phonebook.
— Amy Wambsgans (@amyampaire) December 3, 2019
I’d rather have Emery back than hire Marcelino.
— LacaZte. (@LacaZte) December 3, 2019
Perhaps thatis because he is Spanish and managed Valencia previously like Emery, although his 7-3 aggregate defeat against Emery’s Arsenal in the Europa League semi-finals last term isn’t too impressive.
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However, not everyone was so damning about Marcelino, with some suggesting that they rate him, but also that Arsenal can do much better.
For the record, Marcelino is a far better coach than Unai Emery. But we can do much better
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) December 3, 2019
I rate him but not above Nagelsmann and Pochettino
— Opanin Brobbey (@OpaninBrobbey) December 4, 2019
People seem to judge managers without thinking what so ever. Marcelino transformed Valencia with a tight budget. The only reason he got sacked was that he fell out with the board. Not my first choice, but come on. He’d improve the defence, and his style would fit our squad.
— Felix Bengtsson (@Bengan_06) December 3, 2019
It wasn’t a complete dismissal of the 54-year-old either, with one suggesting he should be given a chance – fair enough given that he brought home Valencia’s first trophy in a decade and had them regularly competing in the Champions League after consecutive 12th-placed finishes in La Liga.
Marcelino is a very good coach he plays 442 won with Valencia Copa del Rey when the earlier season they ended 9th before he took over he’s good I hope he comes give man a cbance
— ABD3LAADDIHD (@AbdelAaddiHD) December 3, 2019
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