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Chukwueze gets new coach at Villarreal

Nigeria international, Samuel Chukwueze would now be working with a new coach at Spanish La Liga side, Villarreal who have relieved Javi Calleja of his duties following the club’s disappointing results.

Stepping into Calleja’s shoes,is Luis Garcia Plaza who is returning to the Yellow Submarines for a second spell, having spent the 2005-06 season in charge of Villarreal B.

Luis Garcia Plaza (right) has been appointed new Villarreal coach

“Villarreal CF has decided to relieve Javi Calleja of his duties as first-team manager,” said a statement on the official website.

“The club wants to thank the coach for his hard work, dedication and professionalism on the Yellows bench after taking charge early on last season, and wish him the best of luck in his sporting career.”

He is the fifth coach in La Liga to be shown the exit this season, following the dismissals of Eduardo Berizzo (Athletic Bilbao), Leo Franco (Huesca), Julen Lopetegui (Real Madrid) and Antonio Mohamed (Celta Vigo).

Villarreal lost 2-3 at home to Celta Vigo at the weekend and now sit one place and three points above the relegation zone, which is in contrast to their Europa League campaign where they top their group.

They however remain optimistic that Plaza’s records with Levante and Getafe will change the fortunes of the club.

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