By Tim Hanlon
May 19 (Reuters) - Former midfielder Luis Enrique has signed a two-year deal to coach Barcelona, the La Liga club said on Monday.
The 44-year-old replaces Gerardo Martino, who stepped down on Saturday after just one season in charge having failed to win a major trophy.
"Luis Enrique has been chosen as the new first team trainer having been given the backing of sports director Andoni Zubizarreta," Barca said in a statement.
"Luis Enrique will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next two seasons." (Editing by Pritha Sarkar)