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La Liga News: 11 August 2016; Marcelino Out at Villarreal, Espanyol Sign Martin Demichelis

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OFFICIAL: Villarreal announce shock Marcelino departure -
Marcelino has shocked Villarreal by leaving the club just days before the start of the new Liga campaign. The coach had been in charge of the Yellow Submarine since 2013 and guided them to fourth place and Champions League qualification last season.

REVEALED: The dressing room riot which led to Marcelino leaving Villarreal -
A dressing room riot was the main reason behind Marcelino's shock departure as Villarreal manager on Wednesday, Goal understands. All appeared to be well at the Yellow Submarine after the 50-year-old guided the club to an impressive fourth-place finish in La Liga last season, as well as the Europa League semi-finals.

Villarreal's Roberto Soldado tears cruciate ligament -
Villarreal have confirmed that Roberto Soldado will require surgery on a serious knee injury sustained in Tuesday's friendly defeat to Deportivo La Coruna. The 31-year-old was a half-time substitute in the 2-0 loss at the Riazor, but was forced off just 13 minutes later after falling awkwardly and left the stadium on crutches.

Valencia target Mangala | Football Espana
Valencia are understood to be speaking to Manchester City over Eliaquim Mangala should Shkodran Mustafi leave Mestalla. According to the Evening Standard, Germany international Mustafi is being targeted by Arsenal as they search for a new central defender following the recent injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, with Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger keen to tie up a deal before the start of the new season.

Espanyol complete Martin Demichelis deal -
Veteran defender Martin Demichelis has sealed a LaLiga return by joining Espanyol on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old has been on the search for a new club since he was released by Manchester City at the end of last season and has been snapped up by Quique Sanchez Flores' side.

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