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Luis Enrique signs on as Barcelona coach

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Luis Enrique signs on as Barcelona coach
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Former Barcelona player Luis Enrique has signed a two-year contract to become the team's coach.

Enrique signed the deal with club president Josep Bartomeu a day after it was announced by the club, which was two days after coach Gerardo Martino stepped down when Barcelona finished its first season without a major trophy in six years.

The 44-year-old Enrique won two league titles as a player for Barcelona from 1996-2004 and coached its ''B'' team from 2008-11.

Enrique also coached at Roma and led Celta Vigo to a respectable ninth-place finish this season after installing an attractive passing attack on the Barcelona model.

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