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Former Manager Tipped to Return as Villarreal Contemplates Second Managerial Change in 12 Games

Villarreal are once again considering a managerial change after a disappointing home defeat to Athletic Club, The 3-2 result was somewhat salvaged by late goals from Alexander Sorloth and Gerard Moreno, but the damage had already been done in the first half hour of the match.

Pacheta, who has only been in charge for 11 games, is now on thin ice according to Relevoو Although he has won four games, they were not particularly impressive victories, mostly against weaker opponents.

President Fernando Roig had hoped for a better response from Pacheta, and now Marcelino Garcia Toral is being considered as a potential replacement, The original plan was for Marcelino to take over in 2024-25, but the poor start to the season has forced Villarreal to reconsider.

Marcelino has not yet been contacted by the club, but that may change this week, Marcelo Gallardo has also been mentioned as a candidate, but Marcelino is the favorite among the club members, Marcelino recently left Olympique Marseille and expressed his desire to manage in the Premier League rather than return to La Liga.

He believes that it would be difficult for him to climb the managerial ladder in Spain and sees Villarreal as a potential setback to his career progress, Given the current situation at the club, immediate success seems challenging, and it will likely take at least a season to catch up to the top contenders for the Champions League.

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