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Celta Vigo hires Luis Enrique as coach

June 8, 2013
By Associated Press

VIGO, Spain -- Celta Vigo has hired Luis Enrique to replace Abel Resino as coach for the next two seasons.

The Spanish club announced Enrique's signing on Saturday, hours after it said it was parting ways with Resino.

Enrique is a former midfielder who played for Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Sporting Gijon.

He coached Roma to a seventh-place finish in Italy's Serie A in 2011-12 after managing Barcelona's B team from 2008-11.

Celta avoided relegation on the final day of last season.