Marcelino García Toral, the experienced 58-year-old Asturian coach, is currently without a team after his brief time at Olympique de Marseille, where he managed just seven games. The Asturian coach shared details about his departure from the French team and the offers he has received since then.
During the interview on ‘ El Partidazo de COPE ‘, Marcelino revealed that he had held talks with Sevilla, a prominent Spanish club, but unfortunately, the necessary conditions to carry out a new project were not achieved. Since Mendilibar’s dismissal, the Asturian was one of the coaches most likely to take charge of the Sevillian team, but it seems that he was not convinced by the contractual conditions.
Despite this, the Asturian is still eager to return to the bench: “I feel like training outside because the years are going by; I had a serious project, but I was unaware of the circumstances of Olympique de Marseille. If a solvent and attractive project comes out, we will take it on “, he expressed.
Call from Saudi Arabia
Furthermore, the experienced coach revealed that he received offers from Saudi, although he discarded them at the time because they did not fit his sporting vision. Marcelino emphasized the importance of sports prevailing in any project he considers: “A representative proposes the offer, but we do not contemplate it although you can never say ‘I will not drink this water’. You always expect an offer where sports prevail.”