Spanish outfit Celta Vigo have announced former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder Luis Enrique as their new manager on a two-year contract.
The former AS Roma boss takes charge of his new side after a year out of the game, in which he has been heavily linked to jobs around Europe including former Premier League outfit Reading.
At 43, Enrique has limited success in management with his time in Italy only lasting a year after a 7th placed finish with AS Roma, meaning they failed to qualify for European Football.
He had managed the Barcelona B side for four years before moving to the Italian giants and will take charge of his new side who managed to secure their La Liga status on the last day of the season.
His job will be made more difficult with the news of key striker Iago Aspas’ imminent transfer to Liverpool in the coming days for a reported £7 million.
Enrique replaces outgoing manager Abel Resino, who mutally agreed to leave the Spanish side yesterday.
In an announcement on the Celta Viga offical website, they thanked departing Abel Resino, and confirmed his new replacement in Luis Enrique:
“Abel Resino and Celta Vigo have separated after an agreement reached by both parties to go their own ways.
“It was a joint decision taken today considering that once the objective of the recent season had been achieved, it was the best thing, just as much for the coach as the club, given the perceived differences in the philosophy of the club.”
“Luis Enrique is already the new coach of Celta Vigo after a deal was reached between him and the club for the next two seasons,”