Celta Vigo replaces Cardoso with Escriba

Miguel Cardoso has been sacked as head coach of LaLiga side Celta Vigo, with Fran Escriba appointed as his successor.

New Celta Vigo coach Fran Escriba   -  Getty Images

Celta Vigo has announced Fran Escriba is to take over as head coach as the replacement for Miguel Cardoso.

Cardoso took charge last November following the sacking of head coach Antonio Mohamed but Sunday's 1-0 loss at Eibar proved the final straw.

Celta has won only once since December 8, with the injury issues of star striker Iago Aspas contributing to its slide down the LaLiga table.

Escriba returns to LaLiga management after last taking charge of Villarreal between August 2016 and September 2017. He has also coached Elche and Getafe.

The 53-year-old's first game in charge will be at home to Champions League-chasing Real Betis before a trip to Real Madrid on March 16.

Celta is 17th in the LaLiga table, two points above the relegation zone, having only taken one point from its past four matches.

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