Monday, 19th May, 2014

Barcelona have appointed Luis Enrique as the club's new coach on a two-year contract.

Enrique recently parted company with La Liga outfit Celta Vigo and replaces Gerardo Martino at the Camp Nou, the Argentine departing after just one season at the helm.

Barcelona announced: "The FC Barcelona Board of Directors have this evening confirmed Luis Enrique Martineza the new first team coach, following a proposal from Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta. Luis Enrique, 44 , will sign a two-year deal." 

Enrique played for Barcelona, joining the Catalan club from Real Madrid in 1996 and going on to win two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, a European Cup Winners' Cup and a UEFA Super Cup.


In eight years as a player the former midfielder played 300 games and scored 109 goals.

In 2008, he returned to Barcelona as B team coach, but left in 2011 to take over at Italian giants Roma, where he lasted just a season.

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