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Official: Celta sack Fran Escriba

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Everyone saw it coming from a mile away, and it was just confirmed after the latest defeat that Fran Escriba will leave Celta one way or another.

Escriba disappointed heavily this season after joining Celta in March.

The team was fighting to avoid relegation, and Escriba, helped by the amazing Iago Aspas managed to do so, keeping Celta alive in La Liga.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 22: Iago Aspas of Celta Vigo applauds the fans as he leaves due to injury during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on December 22, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

However, the step-up after investing a lot this summer left out, and Escriba took the hit as Celta announced his sacking this morning.

The club published a statement, thanking Escriba for his time with Celta:

“Fran Escriba and his coaching team will not continue on the bench at RC Celta.

“The club wishes to convey its sincere thanks both to the Valencian coach and his team for their work, professionalism and effort demonstrated during their time at RC Celta.

“The RC Celta family will always remember staying up last season as part of the ‘A Nosa Reconquista’ campaign.

“RC Celta wishes Fran Escriba and his assistants the greatest success in the future, both professionally and personally.”

The Spanish manager led Celta in 24 official matches, winning just six which puts him at a 25% win rate.

Celta is sitting at 18th in the league table, having won just nine points in 12 matches this season.

Luckily for them, it’s still early days as Mallorca is just two points away, and the team has a lot of quality within their ranks.

Iago Aspas, again, is the only player to score more than one goal for Celestes.

The rumored replacements according to Marca are former Watford manager Javi Gracia and Jordi Cruyff.