Valencia fans protest on Twitter against Singaporean owner after sacking manager Marcelino

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The move of sacking Marcelino was executed by Lim on September 11th, just six days prior to Valencia’s first group stage match in the 2019-20 Champions League, against last season’s Europa League winners Chelsea.

Although former Spain Under-21s manager Albert Celades has already replaced Marcelino, reports suggest that the club’s management has been thrown into a state of total chaos.

Tensions were quite visible among fans as Valencia played Barcelona in what looked like a repeat of the 2018-19 Copa del Rey final – only that this time around, Barcelona humiliated Los Ches with the final scoreline reading 5-2.

Quite understandably, fans have started protesting against Peter Lim for sacking Marcelino, with the hashtag “#LimGoHome” trending across Spain and several other parts of the world.

Take a look at some of the best reactions right below:

Zach Lowy, a football writer for Soccer Laduma, wrote: “The tension between owner Peter Lim and Marcelino and sporting director Mateu Alemany reached a boiling point this summer, when Lim wanted to interfere in transfers.”

“Valencia are throwing years of progress out the window by doing this. They are firing a manager who oversaw a steadily successful spell at Villarreal, and who led Valencia to back-to-back Champions League finishes,” he added, before concluding:

“They won’t find anyone better for the job than Marcelino.”