Former manager Luis Enrique named Barcelona manager

Former AS Roma manager Luis Enrique was named the new manager of Barcelona this evening. Enrique, who most recently took charge of Celta Vigo, compiled a 16-8-14 record while in charge of the Giallorossi as the Spaniard lasted only one season at the helm.

Here is the official statement from the club:
“The FC Barcelona Board of Directors have this evening confirmed Luis Enrique Martíneza the new first team coach, following a proposal from Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta. Luis Enrique, 44 , will sign a two year deal.”

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