MADRID - Sevilla plan to present Marcelino
Garcia as their new coach on Tuesday in place of the outgoing
Gregorio Manzano, president Jose Maria del Nido said.
"Marcelino will be presented tomorrow at midday, God
willing," Del Nido said at a news conference on Monday to
introduce new full-back Coke, who has signed from promoted Rayo
"Tonight he [Marcelino] will arrive in Seville and he will
have dinner with me and others," Del Nido added.
Marcelino said last week he was walking away from his
contract with Sevilla's La Liga rivals Racing Santander, which
runs until the end of next season, accusing Indian owner Ahsan
Ali Syed of failing to honour his promises.
Racing have yet to officially announce Marcelino's
Manzano led Sevilla to fifth place last term and a place in
the Europa League, the continent's second-tier club competition,
before Del Nido decided not to extend his contract.
Del Nido said the club's Mali striker Frederic Kanoute, who
will be 34 in September, had had offers to play in Qatar and
The club had also been approached about their Cameroon
midfielder Ndri Romaric by two Turkish clubs and one English
side, he added.
Italian and English clubs had asked about the possibility of
buying Argentina winger Diego Perotti, but he was not for sale,
Del Nido said.
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