Valencia Welcome New Man
Today the hunt for a new manager at the Mestalla is over. The club are excited to announce the arrival of former Scottish international and Valencia icon Matthew Hamilton as the new head coach for the forthcoming 2015/16 campaign. The 38 year old newly retired winger who has accumulated over 60 international caps scoring 29 goals in the process has landed the Valencia position as his first job in management. This could be down to Hamilton's ties with Valencia throughout his career, first coming to the club first in the early 2000s from his boyhood club of Celtic for a move at the time valued at around £8 million pounds. Hamilton would go on to enjoy many successful years at Los Che Els Taronges winning 2 league titles, the UEFA cup and the European super cup. Hamilton then left Valencia to return to United Kingdom to play for Manchester City in 2008 who paid 33 million for his services at the age of 28. Hamilton enjoyed a successful spell in the premier league winning one league title with Man City before leaving to fellow premier league club Chelsea on a free transfer. Hamilton stayed at the Blues for one season winning a champions league in the process before coming back to Valencia where he would see out the remainder of his career before retiring at the end of the 2014-15 season. Hamilton's deal in Valencia is rumored to be a 1 year contract which understandably leaves the Scot with much to prove if he is to extend that at the end of the year. Valencia who this season will be taking part in the champions league will be looking to bring good quality football to the Mestalla under Hamilton whilst having to deal with the heavy departure of Nicolas Otamendi who departed to Manchester City just a few weeks ago.