Luis Enrique officially named manager of Barcelona

Barcelona have officially unveiled Luis Enrique as their new first-team manager, taking the position vacated by Gerardo Martino on Saturday.    

The former Celta Vigo boss joins on a two-year deal, as was confirmed by the official Barcelona Twitter account on Monday evening:

The 44-year-old shares a close bond with the Catalan club, having first joined as a player in 1996 before retiring in 2004, scoring 109 goals in 300 appearances for La Blaugrana.

Enrique would then go on to become a part of the club’s reserve setup, managing Barcelona “B” from 2008 to 2011.

As David Jaca of the Mirror and the BBC’s Matt Slater point out, physical conditioning and fitness is expected to be a big focus of Enrique’s plan, such is his style of management: Story by Ghana/Joy Sports

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