Javi Calleja appointed as Villarreal's new coach

He took over Monday after Fran Escriba was sacked

Calleja has been at the club six years and was coaching Villarreal B

Javi Calleja, nuevo entrenador del Villarreal
Javi Calleja, nuevo entrenador del Villarreal | elperiodicomediterraneo.com

Fran Escriba was sacked on Monday by Villarreal and B team coach Javi Calleja was promoted in his stead.

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Villarreal announced they were happy to appoint 'in-house' by turning to Calleja, who used to play for the club between 1999 and 2006, before later taking charge at youth levels.

He will take his first training session on Monday afternoon.

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