• Marcelino will coach Valencia next season (Getty Images)
Valencia have hired Marcelino on a two-year contract to coach the LaLiga outfit.
12 May 2017 - 9:38 AM  UPDATED 12 May 2017 - 9:38 AM

The club revealed in a statement Marcelino will be officially presented after the season finishes.

The 51-year-old coach left Villarreal on the eve of the current season in August after four successful years there.

Valencia - who have Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan on their books, although he is currently on loan at Genk - have under-achieved and were in a relegation fight when former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli left in December.

Interim coach Salvador 'Voro' Gonzalez has lifted the team to 13th in LaLiga in his second temporary stint this season.