Luis Enrique promises to build 'new Barcelona'

Luis Enrique promises to build a 'new Barcelona' after being officially taking charge of the Spanish champions on a two-year deal.

New Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has promised to build a "new Barca" after being officially presented to the media this afternoon.

The Spaniard, who has replaced Gerardo Martino at the helm, returns to the club where he spent eight seasons as a player and three years as the head coach of their B side.

"I'd like to thank [Josep Maria] Bartomeu, [Andoni] Zubizarreta and the whole board for its decision, for giving me their backing and for placing their faith in me and my team," Enrique told reporters at a press conference.

"Today is a very exciting, special day for me, on which we began to build a new Barca that will excite and get the results we're looking for.

"When I left Barca B, they said to me that it wasn't 'goodbye' but 'see you soon', and they've been as good as their word. Today is the realisation of everything a coach aspires to."

Enrique managed Celta Vigo in La Liga in the 2013-14 season.

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