Coach Eduardo Berizzo to leave Celta Vigo

Berizzo has been heavily linked in the Spanish media with replacing Jorge Sampaoli at Sevilla next season.

Published: 20th May 2017 08:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2017 08:55 PM   |  A+A-

Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo | AFP

By AFP

MADRID: Eduardo Berizzo will take charge of his final game as Celta Vigo boss at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday after the club said he will leave at the end of the season.

The Argentine has enjoyed a highly successful three seasons in charge since replacing Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

"It concludes a wonderful three-year period of continuous growth in the sporting, social and institutional parts of the club," Celta said in a statement announcing Berizzo's departure.

Berizzo, who played for Celta between 2001 and 2005, came close on a number of occasions to leading the club to a first major trophy as they fell at the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey for each of the past two seasons.

And they were one missed John Guidetti chance in stoppage time away from eliminating Manchester United from the Europa League semi-finals nine days ago.

Berizzo has been heavily linked in the Spanish media with replacing Jorge Sampaoli at Sevilla next season.

Sampaoli is expected to take up the vacant role as manager of Argentina after Sevilla's final game of the season against Osasuna later on Saturday.

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