Official: Barcelona Confirm Luis Enrique Will Succeed Gerardo Martino As Manager

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The Catalans have appointed the former Celta Vigo head coach.

Barcelona have unveiled former midfielder and Celta Vigo manager Luis Enrique as their new head coach to replace Gerardo Martino.

Martino was sacked after a disappointing first season in charge at the Nou Camp, which ended trophy-less following the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the final La Liga match of the year on Sunday.

Enrique meanwhile has been at Celta for the past campaign and had a short-lived time at AS Roma before that, but is a club legend at Barca after spending eight years in their first team and winning two league titles and two Copa del Reys.

The 44-year-old was also the B team manager once Pep Guardiola was promoted to the first team in 2008, taking charge of the side for three years before moving to Roma in 2011.

Enrique becomes the fourth different boss at the Catalonia outfit since 2012, with the late Tito Vilanova taking over from Guardiola in 2012 before having to step down 12 months later due to health concerns and being replaced by Martino.

The former Spain international will be expected to deliver instant success at the club and improve on what has happened in 2013/14 – second place in the Spanish top tier, defeat in the Copa del Rey final and a quarter-final exit in the Champions League to Atletico.

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