Toral: This is a very exciting challenge

Marcelino Garcia Toral

Marcelino Garcia Toral says he is excited by the opportunity to reinvigorate Valencia as he looks to build a squad with "quality and ambition".

The 51-year-old former Racing Santander, Real Zaragoza, Racing Santander and Sevilla coach, was most recently in charge of Villarreal where he secured their promotion to Serie A before helping the side to three successive top-six finishes.

He signed a two-year deal with Los Che last week.

Speaking at his unveiling, Marcelino said: "The desire to win must bring us together and together we will be stronger.

“I like order, discipline and commitment – without these demands and necessary ambition it will be impossible to get positive results.

“Transfer targets? We will assess all positions for the squad and we will come to a consensus where solutions are necessary.

“The aim is to build a squad packed with both quality and ambition with balance – both disciplined and ordered in defence, and dynamic in attack.

“This is a very exciting challenge for us, of course there will be difficulties but we will seek to find the best solutions to overcome them.”

Toral takes over from care-taker Salvador "Voro" González, who had taken temporary reins at the club on a number of occasions, as they when through a number of managers in recent seasons.

An official statement from the club read: "With the season now at its end, Valencia CF would like to thank Voro González for his work during his latest stint as first team head coach, further proof of his loyalty and commitment to the Club.

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