International Soccer

Enrique tabbed as Barcelona boss

Barcelona, Spain ( - Barcelona appointed Luis Enrique as manager on Monday, following the departure of Gerardo Martino.

Enrique, 44, is a former Barcelona player that also managed the club's B-team between 2008-2011. He left his post as Celta Vigo manager last week to take the reins at the Camp Nou on a two-year contract.

Martino stepped down from his post on Saturday after Barcelona drew, 1-1, with Atletico Madrid on the final day of the La Liga season, handing Atletico its first league title since 1996.

After succeeding Pep Guardiola as B-team boss, Enrique secured promotion to the Spanish second division for the first time in 11 years in 2010 with a record points haul.

A versatile midfielder and attacker during his playing career, Enrique made 300 appearances for Barcelona between 1996 and 2004, which included a two-year spell as captain.

Also on Monday, the Catalans signed Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc- Andre Ter Stegen for an undisclosed transfer fee.

The 22-year-old Germany international is likely to be the starter next season as both Victor Valdes and Jose Manuel Pinto are out of contract and appear set to leave.

Ter Stegen, who is not in Germany's World Cup squad, played all 34 of Monchengladbach's Bundesliga games this season as they finished sixth.

05/19 16:16:39 ET

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