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Sevilla appoint former Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Berizzo

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Sevilla have appointed former Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Berizzo on a two-year contract that will keep him at the club until June, 2019.

Berizzo left Celta last month after a productive three-year spell with the Célticos and will take over a Sevilla side brimming with talent after Jorge Sampaoli departed for his Argentina managerial role.

Berizzo joined Celta Vigo in the summer of 2014 from Chilean side O’Higgins FC after Luis Enrique departed for Barcelona. In his first season incharge, Celta finished eight in the La Liga table. The following season would see them finish two better at sixth, their best finish over the last decade and thus, they qualified for the Europa League.

The 2016-17 season saw Celta reach all the way to the semi-finals of the Europa League where they narrowly lost to eventual champions Manchester United. But a disappointing league form saw them finish 13th.

Nonetheless, Berizzo can boast of overseeing three semi-finals including two in the Copa del Rey and at Sevilla, he would look to better than feat.

Berizzo’s new coaching staff is yet to be revealed but the club confirmed that the team will comprise of six persons including coach Javi García.