Spanish manager Marcelino García Toral has stepped down as the mentor of La Liga side Athletic Bilbao after the realization of the 2021 22 season. The former Valencia and Villarreal coach spent only one season and several weeks since the supervisor of the Basque side..
Marcelino García Toral’s contract with Bilbao is going to end in June but decided to leave rather than agreeing brand new agreement with the La Liga side. He’ll be remembered for winning Super Cup for Athletic Bilbao beating both Barcelona and Real Madrid..
Athletic Bilbao released an official statement on their site to announce the departure of Marcelino.
“Marcelino García Toral has confirmed he’ll be giving the position of his as Athletic Club head coach when his contract expires at the conclusion of June,” the club confirmed..
The 56-year-old made the announcement in an emotional press conference at San Mames that had been in addition attended by the coaching staff of his, Aitor Elizegi, person in the interim managing board, director of sport Rafa Alkorta, former player Jose Angel Iribar, and first team captain Iker Muniain, who was there on behalf of the squad..
The Asturias born advisor, who arrived in Bilbao on January three, 2021, replacing Gaizka Garitano, is going to go down in history for leading Athletic Club for their third Spanish Super Cup trophy, a feat he attained in a short time span, having been in control for only 2 days.
Athletic lifted the trophy after beating Real Madrid in the semi finals before beating FC Barcelona 3 2 in the decider..