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Athletic Bilbao has reached an agreement in principle to appoint Marcelino as coach until 2022 after firing Gaizka Garitano.
The LaLiga club fired Garitano, who took over in December 2018, just hours after recording a 1-0 victory over Elche on Sunday.
That result places Athletic ninth in the table, seven points behind Barcelona, fifth.
Former Valencia manager Marcelino was announced as Garitano’s replacement later on Sunday.
Athletic announced that it had reached an agreement in principle with Marcelino until 2022.
Principle of the agreement with Marcelino García Toral until June 2022.#Athletic Club
– Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) January 3, 2021
After more than two years in command, Marcelino was fired by Valencia in September 2019.
He helped the LaLiga club win the Copa del Rey in 2018-19.