Chelsea are continuing to ponder over who they should make their new manager and should take advice from Manchester City on who to appoint.
When the Citizens sacked Roberto Mancini in 2013 they turned to La Liga for a manager and brought someone in who had done a great job with an unfancied Spanish side.
Manuel Pellegrini took Malaga from a team stuck in mid-table at best to one who was able to finish fourth in the Spanish top flight.
The current Man City boss did wonders with the Anchovies (yes, that really is there nickname) and took them all the way to the quarter finals of the Champions League, where only two late goals from Borussia Dortmund prevented them going further.
Moving to England saw the Chilean boss secure a Premier League title and Chelsea would be wise to follow their top-flight rival’s appointment if they want to guarantee similar success.
Luckily, for the Blues there is someone in La Liga doing as well as Pellegrini did with Malaga and the Londoners should take him into consideration.
Marcelino, who is priced at 14/1 to take the Stamford Bridge hot seat, is the current manager of Villarreal and his work with the Yellow Submarine shouldn’t go unnoticed by anyone looking for a new boss.
When the 50-year-old took over, the Estadio el Madrigal outfit were languishing in the Segunda Division, occupying an underwhelming seventh place despite only being relegated the season before.
Now, under Marcelino’s leadership Villarreal are fourth in La Liga and are also looking strong in Europe.
The Castellon side beat Napoli 1-0 in the first knockout round of the Europa League, surprising the Italian giants who were considered favourites for the tie.
Thus, Chelsea should avoid making a big name appointment and instead turn to a type of manager that it’s already been proved can succeed in the Premier League.