Berizzo fills in for Enrique as Celta coach

IANS| Last Updated: May 20, 2014, 11:45 AM IST

Madrid: Spanish Primera Liga club Celta Vigo has offered former player C a two-year deal as its new coach to replace Luis Enrique, who was named Barcelona coach.

The Argentine manager arrives from coaching Chilean side O`Higgins. He served as Marcelo Bielsa`s assistant for Chile in the 2010 World Cup.

Berizzo played for Celta from 2001-05, helping it reach the Champions League in 2003 and the final of the Copa del Rey in 2001. He also played for River Plate and Marseille.

Enrique, 44, a former Barcelona player who has coached the club`s B-team, said last week that he would not be continuing at Celta Vigo, a team he coached to a mid-table position this season.